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06-10-2013, 10:55 PM
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Steve Kournianos
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Originally Posted by Bluenote13 View Post
Very early in his career. Yeah, when he was healthy, once that style of play took its toll, he went downward fast. Late twenties should have been his prime yet it was his downward spiral.

He was a physical player that didn't add much else, trading him for a #1 was stupid, too high a price for a one dimensional player, one that you get after you've already acquired your top players. Same old same old.
You said he was inconsistent his first 6 years of the league, which he most certainly wasnt. If you consider shot blocking, finishing his checks, and being a top-pairing on very good Quebec teams, then you must think McDonagh is inconsistent too.

Look at the names he was picked ahead of the the Canada Cup.

A high price? What first rounder did they trade to get him? They traded Poddubny, who was the epitome of a one-dimensional player. He was a center who didnt check, didnt win faceoffs, didnt score in the clutch.

Trading Poddubny was so crushing to the Rangers, they went on to win their first division in 50 years 2 years after the trade. Man, they really missed him!


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