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02-11-2012, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by glenngineer View Post
So much defense of a role player is even more hilarious. If all a guy does is win faceoffs, what's the point of having him on your team. It's like saying a guy who only blocks shots is valuable. Tell me what he brings to the team at this point that warrants Halischuk sitting today? He didn't hardly play on the PK either so if he's not even playing on the PK, what does bring?
As I've said repeatedly, he's a role player. (use the search function if you'd like to confirm that I've said it repeatedly)

Three kills so far in the Boston game .... 1:36 of short handed time. He's taking over 25% of the PK time. 1-2 at the dot .... 100% in the defensive zone.

He can lose over 40 consecutive draws and still have a higher FO% than Spaling, but winning the draw isn't important. Of the forwards, only Toots has more hits.

His skill sets are becoming more and more redundant, but, they aren't completely covered by those of other players yet.

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