Where does MacArthur fit?
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02-06-2013, 10:19 PM
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Mac has been a steady source of offense the last 2 years, 105 points, prior to this year his +/- is even and he's a ripe old age of 27. Obviously he is everything that is wrong with the Leafs and yes maybe with enough choices maybe TO could become the first team in NHL history to win the Cup with a roster of exclusively 20 year olds.
TO has a lot of players who are not/can not/will not ever be decent players yet people are all to eager to rid the team of players that are actually contributing and should continue to be useful in the future.
Is it any wonder other team's fans think that Leaf fans are whacko.
MacArthur is small, he's not that fast, he's not that strong. He's not inclined to fight very hard for the puck, he doesn't really like the corners, so he's useless on the cycle. He's not defensively conscientious, he doesn't bring a lot of energy, he's a terrible playmaker, his production is not that impressive and usually comes when Grabovski is hot or when Kulemin is working hard.
He doesn't bring anything to the team that others around haven't already brought. The age issue has nothing to do with it. We just need a bigger body, a harder worker, more defense or more offense in that spot.
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