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11-21-2013, 04:41 PM
JoJo says no no!
Join Date: May 2010
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Yeh... it is true, stats can lie if used out of context.
But ask any Anaheim fan about him... he is awful defensively, and his IQ limits him using his physical capabilities offensively, like he has trouble getting passes out of the zone as he throws them to stupid places all the time then gets penalised for trying to make up for his own suckiness. He is pretty much all potential, and is so inconsistent even when limited and playing vs 3rd and 4th liners.
And he has got worse two years in a row... and has been pretty much their #6 each year outside of 11-12. He makes his D partners worse as well... and he is pretty much benched when Anaheim are in a close game in the third.
To use an oft used phrase... all the tools, (apart from defensive ability!) no toolbox. At best I imagine he rounds into a puck moving 3-4 who gets 35-40 but below average defensively. Who knows ofc with D men... but I doubt he is more than that.
Honestly I was assessing him anectodaly. Your assessment sounds like more of an indictment than I imagined. As far as the fans, that one is a double edged sword. Hard to take at face value although I'm sure some fan's assessments are spot on just like with some of our fans. The crap Coburn gets from some of our fans is an example of a bad assessment IMO
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