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11-13-2012, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by nabob View Post
Peverly does not play more sheltered minutes. He manages to get similar point totals to Gagner while playing a defensive role with defensive players. Gagner was and always has been used in a sheltered minutes offensive role. Peverly can PK, he can play a shutdown role, Like what Horcoff used to be before he wore out.

Peverly being 7 years older is actually not a bad thing. He has learnt a lot of things that have made him a complete player. Something Sammy is not.

But like I said Peverly isn't the answer.
Kreijci, Lucic, Horton, Seguin, Bergeron are all solid point producers. Peverley played the most PP minutes per game.... That's ample opportunity considering his line mates. Bergeron generally played agains the top comp. since he was the best defensive center and of course Kelly who is much more suited for a defensive role than Peverley. Being 7 years older is taking a player that has nowhere to go but down. He's achieved his potential on one of the leagues top teams. There is a lot more to be desired and likely achievable with a much younger player in Gagner. Peverley is a playmaker not a defensive shutdown center. You must be mixed up here?

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