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12-11-2012, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by sabrefan27 View Post
8 games in the ECHL is a fair sample of games to judge him? Ok.

He had 33 points in 45 games last year in an AHL equivalent league. More than respectable.

I would say he's a massive upgrade over Drew Schiestel at wing, and a local kid as well.
And the year before that he had 34 points in 77 games for WBS. Ok, but half the production. Collins is also 28 vs Schiestel being 23. Maybe Collins is just a guy that they don't feel fits in with what they want do to?

This does however follow the rule of internet player evaluation.

"WHY DIDN'T [our GM] try and sign [random journeyman player]!!! He's a moron!! [Random journeyman player] is better than [other random roster player]!! I've never seen him play, but [random stat line from HockeyDB] proves he's better!! "

Also : I don't see how 'he's a local guy' is a reasonable argument here. If he's a better player, then fine. Just because he's from Fairport doesn't mean anything.

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