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    that's all i needed to read.

    consider me a fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FabulousForum View Post
    I like Chad. He's a great guy.
    I know alot of great people,, doesn't mean they can play hockey worth a damn!
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    the way I see it, whatever his reason, whatever the role, he's 30 and a pro hockey player. maybe he's the veteran "dad" presence in the locker room teaching the kids something important that the fans don't know about. at the echl level, they arent all gonna end up superstars... but maybe he has a valuable lesson to teach aside from hockey. i mean damn, it's not like he's jack johnson.
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    I was on the 'oust Starling bandwagon' for the 1st year. I felt the same frustration that 99% of other Reign fans were feeling on Starlings style of play. Then I became aware of what he was having to deal with during season uno through a great source of mine. Dude was busted up with various injuries but still remained in there and they required surgery in that offseason.

    His physical game seemed to pick up in season 2.

    Then, he gets the diagnosed 'groin pull' that turned into a sports hernia last year that sidelined him for almost the entire season.

    I really think Chad wants to prove something to the doubters, and if healthy, may become a fan favorite afterall. Compare him to Zedano Chara...both are huge but Chara's reputation isn't to go out and pulverize the opposition on a consistant basis.

    Dude's also clutch in the shoot out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yog S'loth View Post
    This guy gets a bad rap. He's not anywhere near as bad as some Reign fans make him out to be. He's the Modry of the Reign.

    He was a +72 the two years before, ya know... tops on his team by a mile. Nobody else even close.

    On the Reign, in three years, he's a -13... which pretty much makes him Ray Bourque over that time span, considering the lousy D this team has.

    Don't even start with that "plus minus is a worthless stat" garbage, either. It's useful as a metric if taken in the proper context... such as comparing players at the same position on the same team over the same time period... and then back it up with actual observation.

    Starling isn't great, but he's way better than all the silly hate that gets thrown at him.

    Those years he had the big +, he was playing on a team that had a 100 point scorer, the team had 115 or so points, and 2 goalies who each played half a year in the AHL. There shouldn't have been anyone on that '08 Clones team who wasn't at least +15.
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