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11-13-2012, 10:42 AM
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FlyingKostitsyn
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Originally Posted by Andy View Post
I wouldn't compare Desharnais to Briere just yet. Also, Philly is a stacked team, they don't rely solely on Briere where as with the Canadiens, Desharnais and his line is the one we lean on.

While I think there are some on this board that completely underrate Desharnais, there is a whole other group that severly overrrates him.
Soooo I severely overrate Desharnais because :

1. I think he can be a useful player even on a competitive team

2. He is somewhat comparable to Briere (a 34yr player who scored more points than DD did last year only 4 times in his 813 game career)

I'm not claiming he's the ideal first line center, I'm answering a guy who thinks this guy wouldn't be a 4th liner on a good team. Is it overrating to say Desharnais can and should be part of this team's plans?

And you said it yourself, Briere plays on a stacked team - onemorecup's argument is basically that Desharnais is not good enough to play on good teams. Despite having Briere as a short, non-physical and defensively under-average offensive specialist they can still boast a gritty forward corp. Briere only makes said forward corp more of a constant scoring threat.

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