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10-19-2012, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by the banks View Post
Well you can determine a players speed regardless of where they are playing (see Teemu Pulkkinen). And from everyone who watched him play against NHL regulars in camp they said he just didn't have the wheels to cut it
U mean hes speed came as a surprise to Red Wings coaching staff and scouts?
They knew he wasn`t the fastest player around when he was signed. Why sign a player if u aint going to give him a fair chance? If you counter with " He was signed to make our AHL-team better", I`m not buying it. That is not very tempting for future free agents. I was actually never a fan of him earlier, but he has really started to show some skills the last 3 yrs.

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