Re: ryan spooner
posted at 9/27/2013 10:35 AM EDT
In response to OatesCam's comment:
In response to JWensink's comment:
"Tyler Seguin scored 67 points in his second full season, 32 last year, won a cup"
"He led the Bruins in goals and points as a winger. Thanks for asking. Try Google next time"
This is the same BS I heard for 3 yrs every time I called him out for playing with no guts.
Yeh it worked so well that they traded away their leading scorer. Seguins fate was sealed in Boston for two reasons - Krejci and Bergeron. They should have gone ballz out to get Hall because they always needed a wing, and already had the middle of the ice locked up long term. He was NEVER going to play his natural position on this team. Putting him on the wing was a gamble, and THE ONLY REASON he played there was that there was no spot for him anywhere else. That's not an ideal situation for the #2 pick in the draft. He didn't have the guts to play along the wall- never will. That's why he's gone. Take a look at behind the B's 1st episode, it was all about that.
You can bet he'll get his shot at center, and don't be shocked if he lights it up.
You can save all the off the ice nonsense spin. All the accolades and stats won't change reality. If he was all that - he wouldn't be in Dallas.
I realize this is pointless when dealing with some "fans"
No, there is clearly no point in dealing with you. You say on the one hand that his problem is he is gutless, and on the other the problem is that he played the wing. If he truly is gutless like you think, then playing him on the wing really didn't matter because he ws never going to be a valuable player and getting the deep package back for him is great. If he's not gutless and the problem stems from the Bruins playing a young prospect on the wing where he played in his first year of junior and not at center where he played his second year of junior was the true mistake and you were wrong all along about calling him gutless for the last 3 years. Either he's gutless like you said and the Bruins did nothing wrong by sticking him at wing then trading him, or he's not gutless and he was just messed up by not playing center but that means you were wrong for calling him gutless right off the bat. You can't have it both ways.
The truth is your just negative and you're going to criticize whatever happens regardless.
Yes, the Bruins traded away their #2 draft pick, lead scoring, 21 yr old budding superstar to Dallas who will now play center because of my negativity.
For the record- he is too gutless to play along the wall and in the corners, and is a natural center. Maybe he could be successful there. That is having it both ways, and that's the reality of it- Negativity ? or not being delusional apologist ?
I'm sure you can find some meaningless stat to find the answer