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02-21-2013, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
What was the reason when after his 1st season, he had the same number of 20ish more games? What was the reason when the season after that prior to his injury, he was going on a even less productive season? And again, working your tail off, being a great leader and good defensively...I'd take that any day of the week on a 3rd line.

I just think he will not improve. That he's on his way down while other players we have in the lineup that doesn't get his icetime are on their way up and we could be an even better team if we'd used them more. That's all.
Even if he is now a good 3rd line player. And will never again be more than
that. We don't have to put our three best players one one line, then players
four through six on the next line, and so forth. That combination on plekanec's
line is competing well against other top lines. I'm not sure that would be the
case with someone other that Gionta in that spot. So maybe this is where we
get the most for the 5mil. cap space.

And that doesn't mean he can't be moved if a better option comes up.
Or if we got to trade him for a good return.

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