Who Will Play the Most # of Games Next Year As Our 2c?
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07-14-2013, 08:19 PM
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The poll isn't to measure how much a player is liked, it's to measure who one thinks will play the bulk of the time as the #2 center. One could think Pirri will play most of the time there and still not like him.
Right, but you didn't say "dislike", you said "hate". If posters hated Pirri, they wouldn't be voting for him in anything.
I think there are still a lot of questions about Pirri's game that will, at the very least, pose huge speed bumps for him trying to make the Hawks next year. I don't hate him though. I hope he comes to camp and plays well and shows that he's capable defensively, but I doubt we'll see that from him.
And no, "playing between Hossa/Sharp" is not a legitimate argument for him overcoming his defensive short-comings. He's still a centre, and he still bears the bulk of the responsibility in his own zone. Hossa and Sharp can't cover up for him in the defensive zone.
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