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10-01-2008, 02:05 PM
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What, inexperienced players are not allowed to make mistakes and learn from them anymore? Guys like OByrne (and Latendresse for the other bashers) are the future of the team and they are contributing now
. They will make mistakes but you have to live with that, if not, they never get to progress and get where they should be.
At the end of the year after 82 games, OByrne wont be the defensman of the pre-season and you will be thankful that we stuck with him. Even if hes not playing great hockey right now, just his size, physicality, reach and mobility is enough to give the opposition fits. OByrne can and will help this team win now. Just because you dont get results right away doesnt mean that it cant happen down the road.
Your first mistake is to confuse criticism with bashing. I am in no way bashing O'Byrne. I'm simply saying that he's not ready.
The second mistake you're making is thinking (or so it seems) that we're in a rebuilding mode. If we want to win now, O'Byrne, as good (or not) as he may be in the future, can not play on the top two pairings.
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