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League – 41
Challenge Cup – 9
Continental Cup – 6
Play Offs – 2
Goals: 27 / Assists: 25 / PIMs: 76
There are two Chris Lawrences – the one we saw in the play-offs last year when he was playing for a contract and the one we got this year. I can only think he’s on a one-year deal without any chance of renewal or half way through a two year and we’ve not been told. I know which I’m hoping for.
A less talented Jade Galbraith. Scored 25% of his league goals in one game against Manchester. Says it all. Can be a world beater on his day but we didn’t see those days anywhere near enough.
Up and down and topsy-turvy yet again for Lawrence. On his day he’s unplayable, Playoff Quarter Final 1st Leg springs to mind, but doesn’t happen nearly often enough. Another player that has a style akin to someone who seems to not care, although I’m not naive enough to think he doesn’t. Relatively decent point production, but I feel now is the right time to move on.
Based on his performances last season I was happy we re-signed him. Unfortunately we apparently re-signed the Chris Lawrence of 2014/15. Off ice antics haven’t endeared him to me any further.
Clearly has skill, but is rather discerning about when he uses it. Put simply, fans haven’t seen nearly enough of what talent Lawrence has in his armoury despite a good proportion of them being all too quick to acclaim isolated moments of magic. You have to seriously wonder whether hockey is the primary item on the player’s agenda, because if he put his mind to it and focused on the on-ice output then there’d be a shedload more productivity.
Three seasons in and I’m still waiting to find out what love is. His point production has been decent this season but I think I’ve seen enough of Chris Lawrence to be honest, has the potential to be a superstar in this league but too often appears to not apply himself.