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09-13-2013, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Black1963 View Post
Well, what's the difference between those who cling to his past performance from two years ago, and you clinging onto his past performance from last year?

Personally, I don't put too much emphasis on last year's shortened season.

What I do know about Martinez is that he's a smart player, a good skater and a good puck handler. He just needs to be an everyday player, and that will most likely happen on another team unfortunately.
I'm not clinging to his performance last year and ignoring his performance of two years ago. However, I'm not as impressed with his play two years ago as others appear to be.

I do think he's a good skater, and when he gets the puck through traffic, he is effective, but I think he's average at best defensively.

I did notice he was a lot more timid, which I do think could be a by product of his injury, but his ineffectiveness was beyond that. He wasn't getting pucks through traffic anymore, so he was neutered by his best tool.

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