Thread: Corey Locke
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07-05-2006, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by dd View Post
Corey has overcome all obstacles in his hockey career, from Junior to the AHL.
Too slow, too small, slow shot, low draft pick,............ I guess Hab fans don't like underdogs!! He was one of the better players in Hamilton, one year out of Ottawa. Fans have been way more supportive and sympathetic to Hainsey, Hossa, and others, maybe because they were high picks.
Locke may not be a bona fide prospect, but he is still in the Habitant family, works hard and continues to play as hard as he can. Give him a break!
Maybe the fans were more sympathetic to Hossa and Hainsey (and others) cause they saw the big upside. It did not pan out but they were cause for hope. Locke may or may not have the best attitude in the world, I don't know (I've read contradicting reports on his work ethics) but he just ain't good enough skill wise (as you reminded us) for us to have any kind of expectations for him

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