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01-02-2004, 11:52 AM
True Blue
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Blurry vision? Hardly. First of all, it's not like Poti is suffering from not being a BIG physical presence. He has no physical presence AT ALL. He could be the smallest 6-3, 210 lbs that has ever laced up the skates. Second of all, he is saying that it is unfair that the "defensive" players to not get criticizes about scoring goals while the "offensive" players get criticized for not playing defense well. Read the whole article so that you can see how he uses his terms.
The fact that Poti is liberally seperating defensemen by calling some offensive and defensive is alarming in itself. He is seeking to absolve blame for his defensive mishaps by saying that since he is an "offensive" player, that he should not be held to the same standard as the "defensive" players when it is time to play defense. That's friggin' scary. In Detroit, do you think that Chellios has a level of accountability that is any different from Lidstrom? You're a friggin' DEFENSEman, Tom. Everyone is held to the same standard when it comes to playing competent defense. It's not like Poti is even adequate when it comes to defense. He is outright abonominable.

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