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Erik Gustafsson (2012-13 season and beyond)
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04-28-2014, 04:10 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Originally Posted by
You're flat out too stubborn to understand. You aren't willing to understand, going back to the days where you couldn't wrap your head around the fact that MAYBE, just MAYBE, Gus should be playing ahead of Mez back in the mid-season when Gus had been outplaying Mez. Or even the offseason, after Gus had outplayed Mez.
Fact: D group is slow, struggles to move the puck, doesn't provide much offensively.
Fact: Gus can move the puck and provide offense, has great chemistry with Schenn where he played over his head and he and Schenn were the second pairing for a stretch, and generally just fills a need.
Fact: Despite those facts, the organization refuses to play him for the dinosaurs they have an incurable love affair with, willfully making the team worse. Then they trade assets for MacD, who they sign to a largeish contract, despite him not being much of an upgrade over Gus.
Can you maybe understand why there is controversy? And therefore, DISCUSSION?
Somewhere, you get ridiculously confused by these three really simple facts. So you flip out and engage in all sorts of strawman hyperbole to invent a different argument you can actually throw something at, even though it's not anything anybody is actually saying.
He also seems to ignore that it seemed many wanted Ghost to start in the playoffs over Grossman, Gus, and Gill if he would have been eligible as well as ignoring that when people are talking about Gus they are simply discussing upgrading the team, just like if Laughton doesn't play in Game 6.
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