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Gerbe bemoans lack of playing time, being healthy scratch
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03-25-2013, 06:08 PM
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Based on my own game viewings, Porter's line spends less time in the defensive zone than any other.
I don't think that's a fair comparison considering Gerbe's dreadful possession numbers.
Stafford has had a down year but he's become criminally underrated around these parts. His alleged "lack of work ethic" is mythical and a very Buffalo fan-like thing to say (he's not producing ergo he's not working hard). To suggest he should whine about his benching is wrong. If he did that, people would just complain about his lack of leadership, no?
Gerbe's the odd man out because, as Rolston said, he hasn't given them a reason to stay in. His bottom-six possession numbers suck and his game hasn't come anywhere close to warranting a top six spot.
He works hard. So do players who aren't a liability whenever they're onthe ice (Ott, Porter, Flynn, Kaleta, Foligno and yes, everyone's favorite whipping boys, Stafford, Hecht and Leino).
Stafford and Hecht often look listless. Kaleta puts a lot of work in to his physical role, he has little interest in hockey though.
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