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02-08-2013, 08:27 AM
DROP THE PUCK
Join Date: Dec 2007
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you guys won't quit? Asham made a few plays with the puck last night that Boyle hasn't made all year. I don't understand this Asham hate. This is a standup guy who grinds, fights for his teammates and has a very good shot to boot. I understand the butthurt that goes along with BB being scratched but don't take it out on Aaron.
That 4th line looked really good last night and halpern showed why he has been in the league so long and why he too is a better player than Brian Boyle. I don't want Boyle sent down but until there's a reason to put him back in the lineup leave him where he is. 5 for 5 on the PK; not bad.
Asham played 6 minutes last night. All 5v5. No shots on goals. No fights. No hits. No blocked shots. No takeaways.
Boyle would have taken a few face offs, played on special teams.
Putting Asham in because of the off chance he may decide and someone may decide to fight him, is pointless. Its a wasted spot on the bench.
"He's a stand up guy" isn't enough to have him in the lineup. How many fights does he have thus far through 10 games? How many times has he had to stick up for teammates? Where was the reaction to Callahan's injury? The hit on Kreider?
Who exactly is he policing? Who is he protecting?
Its a fallacy.
Provide a shred of real evidence that he's been a useful player thus far, and will be moving forward.
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