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01-05-2004, 06:39 AM
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Joe Cole
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You know, I can't understand why everyone is pulling for him so much. Is it because he is such a bashful, nice guy? The fact that he is one of the only non-Quebec born players that can speak french? I dunno.

A player is a player. I have said it before, you have to cool headed and not fall in love with players. You have to evaluate what they put on the ice over a 20 or so game stretch. Remember, a player will leave a team if a better situation comes along, a GM must do what is right for the team.

I do believe that he could be taught to be a defensive forward, because any player can be taught to play defensive. Do you prefer him to other less expensive younger players with limited offensive upside?

Kilger treats every player on the ice like they are close family friends, it seems like he says "sorry" after every bodycheck. That, I do not appreciate in a "defensive" or grinder player. They have to be a tough guy to play against, a guy that you hate. Kilger is just too nice.

And never forget....consistancy is key. Something Kilger has never shown.

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