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01-07-2013, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by stratedge View Post
Too much was asked of Potter, it's a simple as that. If Peckham or Teubert were given the minutes and opposition Potter was last year, it would have been the same or worse. At $800K, I expect a defenseman who plays about 13-15 minutes a game for 50 games in a season, or so. Instead he was playing over 60 games and almost 20 minutes per game. He got thrust in to a role he was totally unprepared for, and too much was asked of him.

It's reasonable to hope that if his role is scaled back this year, he'll be closer to the player he was at the start of the season rather than the guy he was at the end of it.

I might be wrong, but vilifying him because he happened to be the guy that Hall crashed into when he fell during warm up is just pathetic.
Right, I think he needs to grow into a higher role.

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