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07-03-2012, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Pinkfloyd View Post
In what respect was he effective in the role? He was outmatched in that role that year. And even if you were given that one year, that still means he is unproven in this capacity and has a much richer history of 4th line roles. There is a significant difference between the two because Winnik has shown that he is good for the role for the last couple of years as opposed to not at all.
He was outmatched by the top competition in the NHL? That is always what happens when a team uses a third line forward as their top shutdown. This is a role that Winnik has never been used in by the way. 2010-2011 was a good year for Burish. He was used very differently this last season.

Frankly I think a big reason why Burish wasn't resigned by the stars was the same reason they dropped Riberro and Ott. The Stars are trying to change their culture. That and Burish probably wanted to play for a winner.

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