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07-08-2013, 10:37 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nova Scotia
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Are you suggesting playing top pairing minutes means your "put into a larger offensive role?" You're really trying to justify his taking more penalties in his own zone and turning the puck over more in his own zone to being "put into a larger offensive role?" He still only had 38 Shots on net....
Jonathon Ericsson went into top minutes this year and didnt have these same problems. In fact he flourished with more minutes and playing against other teams better players. Just because he was sent into the top pairing didnt put him into a larger offensive role. Not sure where the logic is.
If that's the case and he struggles against better competition, I think the point is made. He's a top four guy. Nothing more. Vastly overpaid for what he provides. Smid is a top pairing guy. Not a number 1 but he plays those minutes in Edmonton by default. He's been successful doing so.
That could only suggest one thing to anyone with any common sense or logic. Smid is a better player. There's a reason Philly is trying to move Coburn. For a team with woes on D, you dont move a guy if he's as good as some here would suggest. Logic.
Coburn was saddled with playing beside Bruno Gervais. Now you know why his pairing struggled.
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