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02-27-2012, 09:46 PM
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Endless Ike
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Originally Posted by B4T3R View Post
I guarantee you if we went back in time and any of those players were available and YOU were the sabres GM you would make the same deals as Darcy did in that same situation. Connolly was exactly what we payed for when he came from the Island, he had some bad luck with injuries and was never the same after concussions. Leino had many high priced suitors and was a seemingly underrated winger that has a lot of untapped potential and to call him bad is just ridiculous. Yes he hasn't scored in the bunches we've wanted from him but to be fair he hasn't had a lot to work with until we put Ennis at center. Boyes was a former 30 goal scorer and the chance at different scenery might have changed his luck, it hasn't but at least he's good in the SO and to say Hodgson (who is one of the 3 frontrunners for the Calder at this point) is worth less then Kassian is straight up ignorance. Kassian's toughness was there, no doubt, but lacked the scoring ability that many of our older players had, not only that but he seemed to cause trouble on every team he was a part of. On the other hand we have a rookie center who has flourished in offensive clutch situations and showed more offensive skill then Kassian may ever be able to.
Not to split hairs, but Brad Boyes was a former 40 goal scorer ;-)

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