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12-17-2013, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
Underachieving compared to draft position =/= heartless player
Nope. His play shows he's a heartless player. There are few things I hate more than wasted talent (guys like Poti and Zherdev). Especially because talent isn't something you can control. You can control how hard you work.

Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
I'm not defending Pouliot's play, because it hasn't been very good, but Pouliot isn't a leader on the team. If the group isn't playing with heart, it's not on Pouliot. It's on Richards, Girardi, Stepan, McDonagh, and Nash (in addition to Cally when he's not hurt). Pouliot is a follower. We have plenty of leaders that this shouldn't be an issue.
What does being a leader on the team has to do with anything. I'll never understand how or why "well player X isn't playing well" is an excuse for any other player playing poorly. If anything, the bar has been lowered for Pouliot. Yet he still manages to underwhelm.

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