Eberle and RNH
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03-25-2013, 11:35 AM
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Sorry guys, i may get flamed for this but I don't buy this "injured" story at all. Like ebs finger and RNH's shoulder are the only thing in the way of them being PPG (well almost) like last year.
RNH's "shoulder" isn't the cause of him making dumb ass giveaways on the PP and Ebs "finger" isn't the cause of him trying to stickhandle through 3 guys in the offensive zone. I could go on and on.
When is time to call a spade a spade? These guys are sucking big time, no if ands or buts. IF they were injured why are they playing? They should get yanked off the ice, there's no point in pretending like this is the SCF and you have to play through the hurt because there's no other choice.
Look, i get it. Fatigue and injuries are going to happen, especially with this shortened season. But if you're good enough to strap on the skates, then you're at least expected to come out with a "don't give up" attitude. Injuries have no play in that, and it's been shown time and time again that a player can rise above said injuries if the focus and drive are there. And that's IF they're injured.
Maybe I'm wrong, the offseason will tell a lot. But until then I'm sticking to my conclusion that they just plain have their heads up their ass, nothing more, nothing less.
For whatever reason, I really don't know, RNH and Eberle came into this season, and played in OKC with less intensity. Really had the look the whole while in OKC of two players thinking they had arrived and all they had to do was lace em up. Which in the case of several AHL teams was accurate. But what I commented on often is that even against good AHL clubs playing an effective system the pair were shutdown. By AHL clubs.
Wasn't hard to speculate from there that these two were not prepared to accomplish much against actual NHL clubs this year. Especially WC clubs.
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