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02-08-2013, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Kel Varnsen View Post
Oh that's ridiculous. For a long time Dubi was the only way we could get the puck from our end to the other end and he set up plays in the O zone off the carry all the time. And this idea that Callahan crashes the net needs to be further understood; he crashes the net without the puck, he doesn't particularly carry the puck much and when he does he's nothing special.

In the Washington series the only way we ever got into their end was because Dubi took the puck carried it the whole way. I hate this HF boards meme groupthink that Dubi was just a ****ing idiot all the time on the ice.
It's not worth it. Last year's designated goat was compared to this year's new toy. From the second I saw the title, I knew who was going to be in the thread and what they were going to say.

On topic--Miller will be Miller, and it's way too early yet to know what that will be. Don't forget--players change over time. Callahan was a "solid 3rd line guy" until he broke out (and he broke out four or five years older than Miller's current age). Graves wasn't much of a goalscorer before he pulled on a Rangers' sweater. Players grow and change so much (particularly when their age still ends in the word "teen"). Rather than gripe amongst ourselves about who we think he'll be like and such, let's just enjoy the ride.

One thing I've been impressed with already is the fact that he seems very strong/confident. He walks that fine line between confident and arrogant. A lot of young guys would be a mess if they coughed up the puck the way Miller did just before his 2nd goal. Hell, Hagelin is years older than Miller, and I think that hit on Alfredsson messed up his head for the rest of last year's playoffs. Miller went right back out on the next shift and redeemed himself. That's a GREAT attribute in a young player.

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