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02-01-2007, 01:18 PM
Kris King's Ghost
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Amish Paradise
I think a lot of people kind of viewed training camp as his time to make his mark.
Personally I think the Rangers did as well and that's why they left a center spot open that has haunted them ever since.
I think when he didn't particularly stand out (he wasn't horrible) is when opinions started to change.
After that there was a severe slump in Hartford where the thought was that at his age he should be one of the guys taking charge and turning that around.
The thing with Immonen seems to be that he isn't particularly bad in any area of the game, but he also doesn't seem to be particularly good either. He's just kind of "there" so to speak.
At 24, going on 25 it probably doesn't translate into a second line NHL center. The question now is whether he can become a third liner.
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