David Desharnais Discussion (Slow Start & Contact Talk)
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02-18-2013, 12:30 PM
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Oh donít get me wrong: points (results) are, especially for top line players, essential over a significant period of time. All I meant was that Desharnais, during the last 18 days or so, mostly played good games: he set up his wingers nicely, he competed hard and his line created scoring chances. He played well despite his limited production.
However, if Desharnais ends the season with 21 points (36 pts on a 82 games basis; his current pace), I would be the first to ask for an improvement.
Right now, Pacioretty, Cole and Desharnais are not producing as expected but, because they already proved that they can produce at the NHL level, I wonít start pouting if their production is subpar during a specific 7-8 game stint! Especially if they keep playing like they did in the last few games.
That said... I would gladly swap any of our players with Gros Bill or Bob Gainey!
DD has had at least 4 strong games in the last 6 or 7. He was good
against both Boston and Philly. So it's not a case of playing well against
less physical teams. ( in before someone posts that ) So it may be time
to focus on MaxPac and Cole, and leave DD out of it.
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