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03-01-2013, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by pigpen65 View Post
He's an older, more expensive, less skilled Kassian. Glad they got him, though replacing Kassian with him made no sense. Adding him to a team that had Kassian would have been pretty cool. Imagine the Sabres in a playoff series with Kassian and Foligno in the top 6, Ott and Kaleta in the bottom 6.
Admittedly, I haven't seen Kassian play this year, but I think Kassian completely lacks Ott's defensive play and faceoff ability, so not sure that's a valid comparison.
edit: and also the logic enrothorne posted above.

Originally Posted by Chainshot View Post
If Kassian worked half as hard at being a physical presence as Ott does, he'd be the second coming of Clarke Gillies.

That said, they do need more of the type of game those four guys can bring.
Or, more recently, Scott Hartnell.

Indeed, Ott has been one of a small handful of Sabres who have both played hard / given consistent effort, and actually cared / given a crap this season. It's shameful how short that Sabres list is.

I'm disappointed Corey Tropp (@OP: season-ending injury in fall 2012) couldn't be learning from Ott this season. Glad Ott's signed for another season.

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