The Foligno- Methot Trade In Hindsight
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03-23-2013, 07:10 PM
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Is he the way he is playing this year though, or just the way he played there? I mean, Ottawa has the best D in the league if you go by goals against a game, and he is arguably the #1 D man with Karlsson out.
I mean, he is ahead of guys like Phillips and Gonchar...they are top 4 D on any team in the league.
I cant imagine if he was playing like this he wasnt on your top pairing, so it leads me to believe he simply wasnt as good there. Im just curious about why that is.
Methot had a very, very good stretch a few years back, where he went on a long point streak and started playing up to the potential that I always saw when he was younger. I was disappointed to see him cool off and never get back to that level - but, he was always an effective defender.
I think he was a guy that just needed a change of scenery, and I'm glad to see it paying off. The best thing the Jackets did for some of their players was to give them chances elsewhere ... now, I don't think it would be an issue anymore, with the new found grit and determination of this team - but both of those things were always questions in the past, which, I think, is why you never saw a guy like Marc Methot living up to his full potential.
Very glad to see it work out for the Sens, who are definitely one of my favorite teams outside of Columbus. You're about the only other board on HF that's ever made me feel welcome ... and I usually only post to give people info on their prospects!
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