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02-24-2012, 09:22 AM
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There are enough veterans out there who are just as inconsistent as the young guys. Too many guys like Jagr, Giroux, Briere who suck at defence, then you have Coburn, Carle, Mez who are supposed to be good at defence but are too bipolar. These guys need to take some responsibility.
This is true, but for a team that wasn't supposed to be real contenders until next season, the team's record is coming around to where it should be.
Coburn, Carle, and Mez's inconsistencies are of no shock. This is the book on these guys.
Giroux has never been considered as a two-way forward. He doesn't always kill you on defense, but he's not a great defensive player. It's also his first year of being "the man." That takes it's toll. Not totally excusable, but a reason nevertheless. Being the star player in a big market isn't easy. We're about 2 years away from his big extension in the middle of being run out of town by the media.
And how many people thought Jagr would be consistent for an entire season at age 39-40? The goal was to replace Ville Leino's offense, and it looks like he's going to be right around Leino's 53 points, unless he gets hurt again.
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