Blake Wheeler Appreciation Thread
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11-21-2012, 12:02 AM
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I've read through this post four times and I have yet to see a single point in here that disagrees with me, or even has anything to do with the conversation to this point. If you want to argue that Marchand is a better hockey player than Wheeler, feel free to start that conversation. That's not the conversation any of the rest of us are having, but they do say talking to yourself is nice and theraputic.
Personally, I agree that in terms of skill, Marchand is a more complete hockey player. He has better hands and a better shot, and he brings a sense that he knows what he's trying to do on the ice that Wheeler never seemed to have. Largely because there's only so many ways that a guy like Brad Marchand can play NHL hockey. That said, I say again, if a 6'5" player tried to play the game the way Brad Marchand does, Boston fans would have none of it. And I note that you didn't even try to deny that.
Reading comprehension much?
I'll break it down for ya, Cap'n. Real nice and simple.
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If a player as big as Wheeler did what Marchand does, we'd call him a ***** and if you're honest, you'll admit it.
If Wheeler showed the intensity, intelligence, success and drive that Marchand does here, he'd be a ****ing HERO. Not a "*****" by your assertion. There's a reason we like Marchand. It's because he's GOOD. Wheeler was NOT GOOD.
I know you like to think yourself as more savvy than the rest of us gronks who cheer for this team. But if you hop off your high horse for a moment, you'd see why some of us were ACTUALLY frustrated with his play. By reading the reasons we put in black and white.
If you disagree with THAT rationale, I'm more than willing to have that conversation with you. And civilly as well. But to continue to go back to "you expected him to be something that he wasn't" is flat-out IGNORING the dialogue and polluting it into terms that make YOU feel just.
If it seems that I'm having a conversation with myself, it's because at times you seem to lack an input. All output. Which is unfortunate, because you're a bright ****ing guy... And it makes me second-guess myself when I agree with you (which I often do).
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