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06-30-2012, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by SoFFacet View Post
Sorry to be such a contrarian, but here's how I see it...



On what basis? He hasn't displayed any above average passing or shooting ability, and in fact showed an alarming lack of finish last year.



Again, how? While he is tenacious, his size prevents him from being an ideal shot blocker, and his lack of reach mitigates his ability to intercept passes or pressure pointmen.



This I agree with, the one thing he's demonstrably good at is scrumming on the boards, which to me screams 4LW that can fill the top9 in emergencies.

You seem eager to split hairs. Gerbe was a consistent scorer in college and the minors. He has yet to translate it to the NHL, but when his scoring touch is clicking, he's been serviceable (I.e. Not out of place) on scoring lines.

If you think that he wasn't strong in a shut down role with Gaustad and Kaleta... Well, we may not be able to agree on anything. What I think is funny is that you think that he's too small to play a defensive game, but think that he's fine as a 4th line grinder.

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