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02-14-2007, 10:56 AM
True Blue
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Originally Posted by bleedrngrblue View Post
I just think he is in a position where he is constantly trying to find the right combination to appease certain people in the organization. Take that last comment as you will.
I have no idea of what that means.
Prucha has dissapointed according to the numbers,
Numbers are kind of funny. The Devils have had no issue with Parise playing most of his rookie year on the 2nd line, despite the fact that he totaled 14 goals & 18 assists. Now, they have no problem of playing Zajac on the 2nd line, despite the fact that he has 10 goals (less than Prucha) and 16 assist (only 4 more than Prucha). One cannot compare the young players developed by the Devils to that of the Rangers. Nor can one compare the overall excellence of the organization of the Devils to that of the Rangers. Meanwhile, here we are hearing and reading excuses as to why a 30 goal scoring rookie has no place now on the top 3 lines, let alone the top 2.

In Colorado, Svatos had no issues playing on the 2nd line last year. And has played a good deal on it again this year. He scored less goals than Prucha both last year and this year. It all comes down to the fact that some organizations can develop their own players and some are still scratching their head as to how it has been over a decade since the last top-6 forward was develped.

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