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01-27-2013, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by MadArcand View Post
There wasn't really that large gap in skill - Palffy was clearly better passer and stickhandler, but Bondra was clearly better shooter and skater. The statistical gap comes in part from the different roles they played on their teams - Palffy was usually responsible for generating most overall offense on his teams, while Bondra had a clearly defined role as a sniper.
If I am picking a team I am not a fan of either one of them for a variety of reasons. Would either one of these guys lay down and block a shot with 20 seconds left? These guys were decent point collectors and you leave it at that. No franchise ever built around them expecting to win. The trade deadline came and went several times before anyone snatched either one of these guys up hoping they would contribute to a run. I mean, look at how long it took someone to do this to Mogilny.

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