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03-09-2013, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Gump Hasek View Post
Wait, do you base everything off stats? By saying that he clearly can't cut I'm referring to his inconsistent and sub-par play in that spot and didn't reference points whatsoever. Yes, he clearly can't cut it there because they've chosen of late to no longer use him there. "Cutting it" would entail actually keeping the spot via effective play. His puck management is horrible, he makes terrible decisions with the puck and they usually/often result in the opposition taking over possession.

If that was his floor then his play would have garnered him a further look there, yet he is now on the wing.
So because he got promoted and now receives top 6 minutes with better line mates that means he's no longer capable of being an excellent third line center? That doesn't make sense. He's already proven that he can handle a defensive center role. There is no "he can't cut it" ina third line role. He's proven over this season and last that he can excel in that role. Not sure if you're watching the same player as me, or maybe you just have unrealistic expectations on what a third line center is and their role.

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