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02-27-2012, 06:36 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Buffalo NY
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Ha! Morrisonn and Finley? Who cares what they think? The way he protects the puck at the NHL level makes him dramatically more valuable than Hogkins. Who wont hit AT ALL. IN ANY LEAGUE. Not even a little. Regier wont be happy until everybody on the team is the exact same player. He aimed for mediocrity and achieved it. gratz. Any GM with long term vision would not have traded Kassian. Unreal.
If he's so good at "protecting the puck", why doesn't he create offense at the NHL level? Even if he is good at that, who gives a damn if it doesn't lead to goals for? Just working the puck down low does nothing unless it creates chances.
Last I checked, you won games by scoring more goals than the other team, not by outhitting or out fighting them. Hell, teams don't even fight in the playoffs.
You can sign grinders in the offseason for pennies, you can't just get high end offensive talent. That's what wins games in this league. There's a reason why guys like Malkin, Sedins, Datsyuk are making $6-8 million a year and guys like Thornton, Staubitz, Gaustad, and Kaleta don't even come close.
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