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04-07-2013, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Shareefruck View Post
I didn't truly believe in the scapegoating stuff until the Ebbett treatment this year.

He's a 13th forward who's solid in that role and has more icetime/responsibilities because of all the injuries and he's more of a veteran than guys like Schroeder/Kassian in PK situations.
He's also worse than both of them on a given average. Some of the hate is intentional satire because, why not? But it isn't without warrant. No one faults the guy for being overused - that's AV. Alas, it does not change when asked to do anything above the 13th forward role, he is underwhelming at best. Granted, he has played better during this stretch. So I'll give him that.

If you're looking for the scapegoat. That would be David Booth. Scapegoat usually refers to a player who is good, yet attracts a surprising amount of dislike and has every play scrutinized as a result. Edler is a lesser extent might count too.

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