Tuesday, December 06, 2005

"One aspect the Leafs are so good at now is their puck control down low, and he (Allison) is almost impossible to knock off the puck," one veteran NHL scout said. "And he is getting those two young guys (linemates Nik Antropov and Alexei Ponikarovsky) going. That counts for something. I really don't understand some of the Allison bashing that has been going on in Toronto."
Uh, I may not be a veteran NHL scout, but I can tell you Allison is the beneficiary of Antropov and Ponikarovsky when playing at even strength. Allison couldn't do jack at even strength before being paired with the Bloc Towers. Yes, Allison has 28 in 28, mostly on the powerplay where his limited movement isn't a liability, but let's not start claiming Allison is getting +/- leaders of the team last time out "going."

If you need any more help 'understanding' the Leafs going forward, Mr. Anonymous veteran NHL scout, just let me know. I'll piece it together for you.


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