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03-05-2013, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by jmelm View Post
Interesting note last night from Pierre McGuire on the broadcast:


After Crosby's goal, he was talking about how Sid and TK come to the rink 20 minutes early before practice every day for Sid to work on one-timers from that spot on the ice.


Now, this by itself does not mean we should keep TK or that Sid couldn't survive if, say, Setoguchi or Iginla or Perry came here instead, but it does explain why TK may perhaps have a longer leash when it comes to him being a part of this group and our line-up. Locker room chemistry, friendships and those sorts of things are important factors for a team.
Important but over-played IMO. Friendship didn't have Parise even consider the Pens, and if Pittsburgh would deal Armstrong and let Talbot go (the two players Crosby had the best friendship/chemistry with) then TK doesn't stand a chance.

If anything I think it shows that TK has a good work ethic to always be there early, work on aspects of his game that the fans don't see. We see him fail to score and take bad penalties, but he probably buys himself good will from management from his off-ice habits and work ethic.

Even that is probably over-rated.

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