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02-18-2013, 10:44 PM
Kriss E
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Originally Posted by WhiskeySeven View Post
There's at least five better defensive forward every year. I've been impressed by him this year, he's set out to accomplish something, I love it.

Now if only we could pry Gionta off his line...
I don't necessarily agree. I think the main issue is that a lot of those ''better'' forwards benefit from not having to play with guys like Darche or Staubitz. They get to play with solid linemates.
I mean, Datsyuk, Toews, Bergeron, Richards, Kesler, they don't play with crappy scrapers. Plekanec always had too, and never complained might I add.

So I don't think all those guys always played better than Plek in their 2 way role.
Not saying I wouldn't take them over Plek either, but I think Plek's lines always held him back. Like it would to most of those guys.

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