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08-31-2013, 12:32 AM
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People stating that Plekanec disappears in the playoffs just don't understand the game.
Plekanec's production in the playoffs drops about 0.03 pt per game compared to his regular season stats. Considering Plekanec's game is more concentrated on the defensive side when the playoffs come, and simply the fact that the games are much more tighter and less goals are scored in the playoffs, it's perfectly normal that his production drops a bit.
I respect your constructive opinion but disagree with you. Do not get me wrong. I like Plek, but top 6 forwards of CONTENDING teams make things happen during the playoffs and don't just retract and backcheck. Your arguments have been served since 5-10 years by Sharks' and Canucks' fans, while these teams have seen their window disappear. Good GM's make the tough decisions and leave the emotions away when they are committed to win. Look at the Bruins' moves since 5 years...
By the way, would the Bruins have Plek as a top 6 centerman...answer the question and this might put some light in your arguments. BTW, Plek's contract is too expensive to keep him as a 3rd center...just in case...
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