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03-15-2013, 05:47 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
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This whole RW/LW thing is really grinding my gears (to quote Peter Griffin). If you're an "elite" 7.5 mil a year player, you should make yourself at least noticeable out there on your off-wing. Playing on the LW does not make up for his lackluster forechecking and his timid play.
Why should Torts cater to Gaborik and place him ahead of Callahan when he's been absolutely invisible? If Gaborik wants to play RW, learn how to forecheck and play the body. Don't see rewarding him for piss poor play. If Gaborik was skating and playing hard, yea sure, bump him over/up. But for how he's been playing? **** no. Skate him on the third line (or on the LW) until he earns it.
Why can't Staal/MDZ/McDonagh play defense on the right side? After all, they're paid millions. I thought they were supposed to be elite? That is the most pressing need on the team right now.
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