Changes (3rd Pairing D/Useless Forwards/Backup Goaltender)
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10-10-2006, 01:30 AM
Join Date: Sep 2004
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And my point is he proved himself last year, not to mention THIS season he has 2 points in 3 games. Are you telling me players with 2 points in three games should be demoted?
who DIDN'T score in that Boston game?
Olesz is a 40-45 point 2rd line player at his peak. A poor man's Lehtinen. An asset? Absolutely. A cornerstone piece who needs to be tried, and tried, and re-tried on top lines? Absolutely not. If he goes down to Rochester a explodes, he deserves his NHL spot. Right now, though, I see no necessity in rushing him into big responsibilities at the NHL level. Will we make a deal for a more established NHLer so Olesz can hone his offensive game in the AHL like the Hudlers, Parises, and O'Sullivan's of the world have done in recent season's? Probably not, and it is unfortunate for his development. He will stay with Florida because the organization has no choice.
BTW, if 21 points in 59 games is "awesome," then what the hell did Ovechkin accomplish?
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