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10-10-2013, 12:44 PM
Provolone & The Neck
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Meszaros is detrimental at ES, isn't used on the PK, and is really limited to blasting shots on the point on the PP and that's really only because our offensive arsenal is pretty pathetic on the blue-line. That's about the extent of Meszaros.
I think Mez was playing PK at least in the last game, wasn't he? I don't think he is any more "detrimental" at ES than any one else on the team. Don't mistake that for me saying he is a Norris Trophy Candidate. I'm just saying that thus far, he has played on the same level as the rest of the team.
Schenn is a hitting machine who plays a better defensive game then pretty much any other player on our team, Grossmann is similar to Schenn in that respect except he's a shot blocker instead of hitter for the most part. They both play the PK and do it well. Timonen is our most talented and well-balanced D and he's probably the most consistent one as well as probably one of two guys on our blue-line capable of getting 40 points. Streit is almost at the point to being a PP specialist but even then he's more talented, with a better pedigree and history, as well as a far better puck mover and more accurate with his shot then Meszaros.
This all may well be the case, but again, this season they are all playing on the same level. And I'm not saying that Mez should be getting more ice time than anyone else, only that thus far in the season, no one has outshined anyone to deserve any more or less ice time. That may very well change as the season moves on. If it does, I have no problem with cutting his ice time or sending him to the pressbox.
Meszaros, by far, brings the least out of our current D group and all while being our third highest paid D. I don't imagine our coaching being oblivious but they're acting like it with Meszaros.
That may be the case, I'm not saying he is the best player out there on paper or on the ice. But when everyone is playing at the same level, his getting two more minutes on the PP (where Mez can be of use) is not the coaching staff being oblivious. Thinking otherwise is the fan base complaining just to complain.
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