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03-11-2013, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by GFORCE View Post
In the last 10 years, besides Ribeiro, who have we given up on who has ended up scoring in bunches? S. Kostitsyn and his 11 points this season? D'Agostini and his lone goal this season? Andrei Kostitsyn who is not even playing in this league anymore?

Don't get me wrong. More often than not, we didn't maximize the value of our assets. Still, to say we traded any guy who ended up being overly productive besides Ribeiro is definitely an exaggeration.

Then again there's Grabovski, but is he leaps and bounds better than any one of Desharnais or Plekanec?
My point was that when we did trade SKost...and D'Ago...and Grabs....and Cammy.....and Latendresse.....and Streit etc....and they ended up getting their points (Cammy as of right now), they were ALL mentioned as this great and stupid "addition by substraction" and how, we didn't care, we didn't need them as they didn't fit the team, didn't worked well as a complete player and so on....And not even the scorers, any grinder who end up playing well their role are never good enough....when they are elsewhere. So the bashing rules for players outside of it based on the same criteria....offensive prowess. Just saying that sometimes, you have to salute what they are doing well. In Ryder's case, he is putting points on the board. But it shouldn't make us totally blind of the other things around the said player. I always prefer to see people in the middle of things. Hate to read about how bad a player is 'cause he just doesn't score....or how great a player's performance was based on his 2 points in a game even if we didn't see him....just like I hate people relying solely on Corsi to demonstrate how great or bad a player is....I'd always wish for something in the middle.

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