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06-26-2012, 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Fish Invictus View Post
Timonen makes up for it by being tenacious on every shift and never giving up on a play. Watch that other video, and see Semin put out zero effort at all...that's the sort of thing that Lavi despises, and which Semin is prone to doing for several games at a time; or half a season, if last year is an indication. We'd have him and his cap hit riding the bench at some point. I'd rather use that money elsewhere. Getting a 4th line center who can win faceoffs would be neat, for instance; then Couturier could be moved up.
My contention exactly. But everyone else seems to think we don't need that... But how many times over the last 2-3 seasons did we lose crucial draws in our own end because we didn't have a solid 4th line guy that we can count in to win faceoffs? The correct answer would be "too many". And anyone hoping that Holmstrom can fill that role is kidding themselves.

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