Thread: Post-Game Talk: Hawks fall to Wild in Shootout (3-2)
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02-01-2013, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by BobbyJet View Post
BB has been more consistent this year and the effort he put into that Shaw goal was much more than just stumbling into a set up. This team needs his big body if he can play like he has been. I agree he needs to go to the net at every opportunity and still doesnít do it enough, but I also feel that most of the criticism of Bickell is left over from previous years. Itís just the fashionable thing to do on this board. Shaw has been the weak link on the 3rd line. If Shaw has finally broken out of his slump, I look for that line to continue their fine play we saw in the last game.
Thereís no questioning the efforts of Frolik, but he canít score and doesnít create much offense at all despite numerous opportunities. Talk about frustration! He also gets rag dolled a lot by the opps and is overpaid to boot. I know which player Iíd rather have on the Hawks. Frolik as a PK specialist is fine by me, but for the money he makes he should bring more.
It's been 7 games. I said in a thread a few games ago that Bickell's been playing fine, and he has, but he's still Bryan Bickell. We know what we have in him. We know that he's inconsistent and that doesn't stem simply "from past years", as in a few years ago. It stems from last year and the year before; His only two NHL seasons.

I've said it before about Bickell, he doesn't want to be a mucker or grinder that goes to the net, finishes checks and chips and chases. That's what Chicago needs him to be. What Bryan Bickell is, is a guy that would rather stop up and take shots from just inside the blue. That would rather poke-check then finish a check. He's a power-forward without much of a power game. He plays so much smaller than he is, as if he doesn't realize he could easily overpower alot of Dmen if wanted to.

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