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02-15-2013, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by eco's bones View Post
Shying away from contact and getting run over physically by much bigger players are two different things. MZA is not shy. He is also not big enough-strong enough lined up against a lot of other NHL forwards. It's not a question of courage or will. His problem is he is tiny and at even strength has to be spotted into the lineup. He wasn't ever able to crack the top 6 which leaves him in the no man's land of fighting for a spot reserved for people who forecheck, hit, fight and penalty kill--things that are not his strengths. Bottom 6 NHL forward slots don't always go to the more talented player. The basic requirement for those players is that they can skate and grind.

The other thing about Torts--he's a small guy who played in the minors and never made it. He was the guy that St. Louis first prospered under. If MZA were for real he'd be on this team.

Don't give that Buffon egomaniac TortS ANY CREDIT on MSL . MSL is a generational talent , who has win almost every meaningful offensive award in the NHL and a first ballot HOFer . Only credits Clowny Torts gets is he played him and it doesn't take Scotty Bowman to figure out the guy is an amazing talent .

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