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Was there a particular reason as to why he changed teams so many times?

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Was there a particular reason as to why he changed teams so many times?
Utility player who could play all positions, very valuable to managers come playoff time. Think he was traded 7 times when approaching the deadline.

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He was a classic team tweener...

He was a good player for bad teams and a bad player for good teams.

You'd pick him up and play him while your team was rebuilding or something, and as soon as you traded for or developed a guy who was better is was "Sayonara Sillinger".

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He was a classic team tweener...

He was a good player for bad teams and a bad player for good teams.

You'd pick him up and play him while your team was rebuilding or something, and as soon as you traded for or developed a guy who was better is was "Sayonara Sillinger".
By looking at his stats, he only played in the playoffs 7 times, and none past the first round.

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By looking at his stats, he only played in the playoffs 7 times, and none past the first round.
Nine times in the playoffs for 8 different teams.

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As someone already said, he was perhaps the most classic 'tweener' in NHL history.

He was a low-end #2 center who was a serviceable stop-gap in that role, but if he was your #2 center you would always be looking to improve on him. And when you did ... time to move him on.

Likewise, he wasn't gritty enough or good enough defensively to hold down a #3 defense-oriented center position through the dead puck era.

Result was a guy who kicked around from mediocre team to mediocre team, occasionally being picked up by a decent team at the trade deadline to add center depth.

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Thanks for the responses guys, makes a ton of sense!

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Was there a particular reason as to why he changed teams so many times?
Easy--third liners get traded a lot. He had special skills. At the nhl level he topped 50pts once. Third lines on most teams see the biggest turn over yearly

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as i recall from his brief time in vancouver, quite similar to yanick perreault. wonderful at faceoffs but not especially good at anything else defensively. 20 goal scorer on a bad team, powerplay specialist or redundant asset on a good team. also, small and not particularly gritty.

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