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01-26-2013, 12:33 AM
Eddie Shack
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Originally Posted by DuckJet View Post
I don't get the vehement defense of Bonino.

Does he belong in the nhl? Yes. Is he a good piece on our roster? Yes. Does he have the potential to be better than this? Absolutely. Does he belong on a second line? No. You can make excuses all you want but I'd take Morrison or Weight when they were with us on that second line over Bonino.
Morrison and Weight were crap in ANA. But they aren't here now so I don't see how they relate to evaluating Bonino now.

The problem is we don't have a proven 2C unless you count Saku. Anybody we put there is either going to grow into the job or not. But nobody will be transformed overnight. And unless you blame Bonino for Ryan and Teemu looking lost out there I think we need to point to the veterans first. Don't we expect more from vets than semi-rookies?

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