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03-10-2014, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Larry44 View Post
It's not that simple. Gus is a small, offensively average Dman. His competition for a starting spot is not Grossmann, it's Timonen, Streit and, now, MacDonald.

Putting Gus in instead of Grossmann would leave the D too small. It's like replacing your defensive end with a small safety.

The other thing people ragging on Grossmann neglect to mention is that he takes a ton of physical abuse for the team, hitting and blocking shots. That goes a long way earning the huge respect the big man gets from his teammates and coaches. He's a warrior and they need him and Luke to keep the other teams' honest.
Pair him with Schenn, problem solved.

Grossmann's physical presence is far from enough to justify his other shortcomings.

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