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01-31-2013, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bigwillie View Post
Josh Gorges was a barely serviceable 6th/7th defenseman in San Jose. He was incredibly weak and got knocked around constantly, and he always seemed to be lagging one step behind the play. He didn't have the brains or the brawn to be successful in the NHL.

Then, after a trade to Montreal, he toughened up and finally adjusted to the speed of the pro game. He turned out to be a top shutdown guy for them.

Amazing what the change of scenery did to him. Or maybe it was just good timing. Regardless, he sucked in SJ and has been awesome for the Habs.
That's more of a case of a young guy continuing to develop toward his potential.

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