Found March 04, 2012 on Rob The Hockey Guy:
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In case you haven’t noticed, Max Lapierre is having one heck of a season. Lapierre, who was picked up a year ago at the trade deadline, has brought an element needed to the Canucks. Early on this season, Lapierre filled-in nicely centering the third line while Ryan Kesler was injured and Manny Malhotra was struggling to get his game back. After Kesler got back, Hodgson established himself and Malhotra improved, Lapierre settled in to playing on the wing on the fourth line. He has played in a lot of different spots all year, and excelled through all of them. I feel like Lapierre is a guy that doesn’t get talked about enough in Vancouver. He’s also a guy that is still trying to shed his reputation as a rat and a diver. Aside from a couple of instances in last year’s Stanley Cup final, I feel like he has done everything he can in that regard. Sure, he’ll still get under the skin of the other team, but he’s doing that with big body checks and tough play a lot more than yapping and divi...
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