Offseason moves part 2
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06-13-2012, 11:21 PM
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I think it's less that we believe younger players are inherently better, and more that we know most of our older vets suck at it (Tanguay and Jokinen notwithstanding) whereas we don't know that for the younger ones.
What older vets are you talking about that excludes Tanguay and Jokinen? Jokinen, Tanguay, Iginla, and Cammy have gotten the most attempts out of all players this season (Stempniak, Glencross, and Jones share a tie for fifth). Last year it was Tanguay, Borque, Hagman, Jokinen and Glencross. The 09-10 season it was Jokinen, Dawes, Lundmark, and Iginla doing the shoot-outs. So you must be talking about Iginla...
Personally I think Iginla will have really good numbers next year if the team is silly enough to go with him after his poor numbers over the years. He made it a personal mandate last offseason to perform better at the shoot-out, and considering that he has always looked absolutely terrible at it, he's made some dramatic improvement since past years. He looked like one of the better players in the shoot-out this year if you disregard his poor numbers.
Tangs look uninterested all year and kept hitting the goalies pads, while Olli must have tried the same left-right-left and in the five hole technique 5 times. Iginla at least looked entertaining doing it this year, whereas previous years he would only shoot it.
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