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02-17-2012, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Dantes19 View Post
I don't think it's as easy as you seem to be implying. There's only so much one player can do, and the 2008-2009 season doesn't necessarily mean that he should have automatically been able to propel them to the playoffs every year. That assumes that each year presents identical circumstances/dynamics. Plus, although Nash is very good, I don't think he's that kind of great player that thoroughly galvanizes a team (I agree with you that he's no superstar).

If 'galvanizing' were that easy, then Messier should've been able to get at least one of those pre-lockout teams into the playoffs

Brian Leetch had TONS of teams not make the playoffs during his tenure. Maybe he's not a catalyst too? hell, Leetch had WAY more talent than Nash had to work with.

Making the playoffs isnt the be all end all when judging a player.

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