He works hard, but he just gets pushed off of the puck too easy and is constantly wedged off of the puck along the boards.
He never seems to be able to get his shot off in a good scoring position. When he does get shots off, he is at a horrible angle.
This is a perfect description of Paulie’s play right now.
It isn’t his effort. It’s lack of execution, and he’s getting the big bucks for results, not effort.
He's not some little Duck anymore, so we shouldn't treat him that way. This ain't Bombay or Orion's Mighty Ducks damn-it, results DO matter in the real world.