Thread: Value of: 2L or 3L Center to Buffalo
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10-11-2012, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by VinnyC View Post
The "underachiever" and "injury prone" labels on Roy are ridiculous. He's had a down season but otherwise he either scored near or at PPG in his other seasons and only missed big time in 2010-11 due to a single major injury; outside of that he's missed a whooping 15 games in his other 6 full NHL seasons.

The trade probably had to do more with Roy falling out of favor with management/Ruff than anything else.
Roy plays hurt - He has been saddled with nagging injuries for a couple years (his words) & I will give him loads of credit for playing through that - He does not miss a ton of time, however he renders himself less effective when he plays at less than 100%.

He should be a PPG guy or at least damn close - every year - He draws top line minutes, lots of PP time, and has the 2 best wingers on the team as linemates...

It really doesn't matter in the end - I was a huge fan of Roy's all the way through regardless of his shortfalls - He is a good hockey player & hopefully he does fine in Dallas, but he was out of rope here.

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