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11-20-2013, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
And most of the GMs know that. Saying he's been inconsistent to the media is one thing. If GMs are on the phone with Sather asking "what's up with this guy", most likely what Sather is telling them is that AV really doesn't have the ice time to give DZ in order for him to be consistent, followed by "In AV's position, who are you going to take the ice time from? Staal? McDonagh? The kid is a good player, though. Just a tough situation. I want to do what's best for him and sometimes that means a trade." I don't think comments like this hurt a player's value in the real world. Only on message boards.
Except it's Moore and Falk who are getting his minutes, not McD or Staal.
AV should have deflected the question to something like the whole team has been inconsistent and he is adjusting to the system and what not. Otherwise he is singling out DZ.
DZ is a big boy and should handle it, but it's not reflecting well on AV.

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