Originally written October 19, 2011 on Puck Daddy:
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Say what you will about Jaromir Jagr's four power-play assists/no goals start for the Philadelphia Flyers, but at least he hasn't been dropped to the fourth line. Or scratched. Or had people wondering what sort of injury he's nursing, or questioning his contract. At least not yet, or not loudly enough to notice. The five players highlighted here are under a little more scrutiny, in some cases because their teams are. This isn't a comprehensive list of all free agents that might have stumbled out of the gate; just a snapshot of some that have. (Keep in mind we didn't include James Wisniewski of the Columbus Blue Jackets here because he's been suspended since the preseason. And that's not fair.) We begin with one of the more controversial signings of the summer: Ville Leino, Buffalo Sabres Remember how everyone was saying the Ville Leino would struggle in Buffalo because of his "new" position and the weight of his contract? Those people are probab...
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