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07-11-2012, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by piqued View Post
He's got to go. Ribeiro and Ott were accessories to the crime. Morrow pulled the trigger. I think the distance from the season is making some of you more forgiving than he deserves.

Why would you even want Morrow on your 3rd line? He's slow, he loses puck battles, he takes offensive zone penalties, he doesn't kill penalties ... in other words everything a good 3rd liner isn't.

He has no known chemistry with anyone who is going to be playing in the bottom 6. A large chunk of his utility was always predicated on Ribeiro's presence. What made him a valuable part of the team was that he was a guy who could put the puck in the net and bring some grit to the top 6. That's out the window.

Great, he's not in pain now. It's been 3 months since he's played a hockey game. Let's wait til the first hit he takes. Let's wait til the first reversal he throws.

There's no time for nostalgia, we're moving forward. Morrow is not part of that.
Will be interesting to see how it plays out. I'd assume the reason nothing has been done about it yet is there are still a few belles at the ball. The Doan and Semin dominoes will need to fall before Morrow would be traded. Then there's the question of which teams are interested in Bobby Ryan and Nash. Not saying Morrow is close to those guys in talent or production but a team interested in "help at wing" may be inclined to give Morrow a go, especially given the significantly lower price tag.

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