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11-15-2012, 05:56 AM
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Beendair Donedat
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Originally Posted by Ayatollah Chowmeini View Post
This is nonsense. Plekanec shuts down Crosby, Backstrom, and Ovechkin in the playoffs. He doesn't necessarily put up eye-popping points, but he hardly disappears.
Once.

His playoff resume is average at best for a guy who's supposed to be a number one center, and a premiere two way forward in the NHL. Re-writing history to reflect one good playoff run isn't accurate. He was often questioned for lack of production in the playoffs prior to the big run a few years ago, but I guess people tend to forget.

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Never before had an NHL player written his own headline so well.
Never before had an NHL player written his own headline so well.

Two years ago Tomas Plekanec was playing in the playoffs for the first time as an established top-six NHL forward.

He was coming off a breakout 69-point season, centring one of the most dangerous lines in the league between Alex Kovalev and Andrei Kostitsyn.

But once the playoffs began, Plekanec disappeared, notching only a pair of assists through the first three games of the Canadiens' first round series against the Boston Bruins.

"The last two games," Plekanec said between Games 3 and 4 of the series, "I played like a little girl out there."
His own admission.

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