It's August -- Why is Abdelkader Still Unsigned? (Signed to 4-yr deal, $1.7M per)
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08-13-2012, 02:11 AM
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As an individual his linemates don't entirely matter. Everyone noticed when Emmerton did poorly, or Nyquist did well, or Filppula made a great play that wasn't finished. How often can we say that of Abdelkader?
I had a lot of high hopes for the guy but he doesn't have the impact as an individual that I anticipated when he was drafted.
I didn't see many shifts at all that fit your description.
He's probably referring to shifts where Helm was doing most of the work and Abdelkader happened to be present when they occurred. If anything on the third line, it was Helm and Miller running all over the opposing defenses.
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