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09-03-2012, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by bleedgreen View Post
I never liked him because he was clearly our number one guy in role and pay from day one, when he has none of the attributes mentally of a number one guy. If he was number two he'd be one of the better number two's in the league. He is in a role where leadership is needed, as well as some gumption. He lacks both so that's where my problem with him is. It's just who he is, which really isn't his fault I guess. It's the expectations that come with the role and money given by the team. His contract looks great now, but nothing has changed about his role. We need a guy above or equal to him that brings the rest, it's been arguably our biggest hole for awhile, and is glaring now that we've shored up so much up front.
No argument there. This team hasn't had a true number 1 in ages. If Marc Staal some day wants to join Eric and Jordan, maybe he might be able to fill that role.

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