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07-25-2006, 03:38 PM
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Mike8
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I'm not sure what you're talking about. Bonk was actually solid in February and March. It was around December that many were calling for his head.

In any event, Bonk's a big body who's solid defensively, solid on the PK and can jump up to a higher line if necessary. He's versatile. He's got decent fundamentals. He's got a big body and, while not a bruiser, he uses his body in both the offensive and defensive zone to protect the puck and keep players to the perimeter respectively.

Perreault can't do any of that.

Bonk's also generated some chemistry with Murray and Begin. I daresay Bonk adds some proven skill and versatility to a line with two glorified pluggers with stone hands.

Perreault, on the other hand, doesn't make players around him better. He's a one-man machine. He does what he does, which is score 20 goals from the high slot, and win 60% of his draws. He doesn't rely on any player to accomplish those feats, but in turn doesn't make anyone around him better either. Players who are one-man crews don't fit in on an energy line.

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