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Saying bye to Jeff Finger

From Adrian Dater of the Denver Post:

The point is, the Jeff Finger I saw is a nice fifth or sixth D-man. Not a No. 1, 2 or 3, as the Leafs seem to think he is. And certainly not worth that kind of money. I mean, Jeff Finger is now making more than Adam Foote, people. Think about that for a second.

The Jeff Finger I saw looked out of gas at the end of his shift too many times, to the point where all he could do was stand there and watch the play. A lot of people have pointed to the ice time he got (19:57 per game) and wondered what the hell I’m talking about. How can a guy who allegedly runs out of gas so easily play so much? All I can say is, that’s what I noticed.

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Dater is a guy who covered the Avalanche all season. I will take his word for it.