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01-30-2013, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Larry Melnyk View Post
It shows how bad HAGS has been this year (and even parts of last year) that he gets the "played well" praise for hard work, fast skating and forechecking (which he should be doing every period) not for scoring or making plays that lead to goals....OTOH, he truly has looked better the past 4 periods or so and you gotta hope it eventuially translates to SOMETHING tangible......As it stands, right now he reminds of a Gene Carr-marcel Hossa hybrid....Can skate, Can forecheck, can even grind a little behind the net but, as The Big Whistle said, couldn't put the puck in the ocean off the end of the pier..Let's hope all this changes becasue he is crucial to the team's success this year---the Rangers counted on both him and Krieder from the onset ( a mistake)--especially if Cally is out for a time period....
He was on pace for 50 points last year. He's not a scrub that can't score. Also he should be doing those things anyway? How many players on the Rangers can do those things?

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