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01-01-2014, 11:45 AM
Gert B Frobe
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Originally Posted by SgtJoseph View Post
Did it ever remotely occur to you that Leino and Hobbit were on fire because of Hartnells hard work ?Watch the old clips and take a good hard look ? Hartnell gets little recognition from a lot of " novice" type fans because they cannot get past the fact he is not a great or smooth skater.......Its just that simple .
Any "novice" or expert level fan such as yourself - can see that Hartnell has played very poorly this season. He has always had the propensity - when in doubt or under pressure - to whack the puck blindly across the ice resulting in a turnover. Although his play has improved the past few weeks - this season he's done a lot of that and it's ended up in the Flyers net. He can be very effective even though he's a poor skater (by NHL standards). But when the guy is on his ass every shift - it's not a good thing.

And I didn't even have to "watch the old clips" to figure all that out. Maybe I'm somewhere between novice and expert.

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