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03-27-2013, 06:27 PM
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One other detail too often overlooked on these boards:

There is no way for anyone to say how PAP might have turned out had we resigned him. It may have been the very fact that we didn't which gave him a different outlook on his approach to the game and allowed him to be successful in the NHL. Players circumstance plays a much larger role in development than most people will give credence to. Parenteau's circumstances here probably would have meant not developing into an NHLer. There's no cause for criticism for that, because it isn't anyone's fault. Sometimes management makes that decision, as was the case here, and sometimes players make that decision, as was the case with Grachev and Kundratek asking for trades. It's just the nature of the sport.

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