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12-17-2013, 03:00 PM
Shawn Wilken
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Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
In your example, solid means a hit with some steady force and mass behind it.

Solid in WTK's sense, or in a "That player is solid defensively" refers to a player who is above average and some times plays great defensively.
And that's fine and all but it completely ignores my second point. Posters here called Gorges solid in 2010. We call Markov solid now. In the same breath, we call Murray mediocre.

In 2010, a lot of us wanted Gorges to be captain. Don Cherry gushed all over him and called for him to be the next captain. So did the definition of the word solid change in three years or did media and fans alike want the next captain to be a slightly better than average defenseman who SOMETIMES is great?

I'll call it the way I see it. Posters here are so heated towards Gionta, they are literally tripping over themselves to discredit the captain, meanwhile actual facts and stats are being overlooked because "he shoots da puck at da crest all da time."

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