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02-23-2013, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Freudian View Post
Have anyone who claim we should recall Gaunce seen him play? I saw perhaps 15 LEM games during the lockout and he didn't stand out at all. It looked like he had regressed. Hopefully with Barrie/Elliott up here, he'll get a bigger role and can grow that way.

He's not better than the defenders we have up here. He didn't even get invited to camp. It's not a conspiracy where Avs are robbing Gaunce of his chance. He hasn't shown he deserves one.
I can't remember who made the comparison the other day, but Gaunce plays a lot like Holos and that will be his downfall. If you have literally no offensive abilities, then you better be a bruiser to make it in the NHL. Like Holos, Gaunces shies away from contact and doing so, he'll always be pushed around and abused with spin moves no matter how good he is positionally (which he's not).

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