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04-19-2013, 12:04 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
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So as long as he puts up points,we can live with his poor defensive effort tonight not to mention another lazy penalty?
but hey,its great hes scoring! who cares about the other side of the ice!
He got smoked on a great move that 90% of the forwards in the NHL would have got smoked on. I do not see him having a poor defensive effort. In fact when he gets beat on defense it is often when he is the first man back after backchecking faster than all the other forwards on the ice.
He has only been on the ice for other teams goals in 2 games all season. That is hardly the kind of record I would expect from a horrible defensive player. He has never been a minus player in any league at any level as far as I can remember.
Lazy penalty? He hustled his butt off that shift and it is a natural instinct to reach for the puck in that situation. Are you really going to bash him for trying to retain the puck in the offensive end and a guy falling down? I guess you will give him credit then for drawing a penalty that led to the teams 2nd goal then right?
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