Thread: Player Discussion: Lets talk about Dave Bolland
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04-05-2013, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Sir Psycho T View Post
Dave Bolland is on the same point pace he is on for his career avg. He isn't having some career bad year or anything. The only reason it's noticeable is because he is on the 2nd line. If he was on the 3rd line where he is best, people wouldn't be calling for his head the way they are.

Is it Bollands fault he is playing a position he isn't suited for?
First off, my beef with Bolland is that he's not trying. He has absolutely zero interest in the offensive zone, doesn't bother to forecheck and skates in the opposite direction at the first sign that the Hawks might lose possession of the puck in the next thirty seconds.

Secondly, his career to this point was playing less minutes and with scrubs. Given that he's being dragged up and down the ice by one of the best offensive players in the entire league, he could get freebee points even if he never left the d-zone. This would imply, to me at least, that he's producing at a level far below his career norms.

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