Give Plekanec a chance?
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07-13-2012, 08:43 AM
Join Date: May 2007
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Plekanec is not bigger than Crosby...but agreed, size is not the issue with Plekanec.
I think the last 2 years, a big problem with Plekanec is that he's refused to commit himself in physical confrontations, something I always admired about him prior.
Not sure if he's been playing injured the last two years...but he hasn't looked like himself since the 2nd half of the year prior.
I think the problem is that Plekanec has not only been carrying out the big assignments, but he's also had to drag some linemates along. He had to revive Gionta early in the year. He was given the cold wingers and guys like AK-Cammy were taken off his wing at times. Not to mention, every time one of them suffered an injury, Plekanec was given grinders.
So, I think fatigue, both physical and mental, has more to do with it than injury.
I know I'd be absolutely fed up of having to always deal with the problem wingers.
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