One of the main Clowe haters reporting in.
Consistency is a hell of a lot better than 1 big game. Abdelkader looked like a sniping power forward for 1 game this year and a grinder the rest.
You can paint a turd gold.....
I'd rather have Clowe on Datsyuk's wing than Abdelkader.
The days of winning on skill alone are pretty much over. And we're moving to the EC. So: we need to get a little bigger, stronger, meaner. Holland believes we'll be fine if we just "play big" and our "big guys" put the hurt on. Well, that's great and all, except Helm can't stay healthy, Bertuzzi's like 90 years old, Sammy is Sammy, Franzen is Franzen...and our scoring corps includes Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Filppula, Brunner, Nyquist....
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