Thread: News Article: Flyers trade for Andrew Alberts
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10-13-2008, 01:35 PM
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mikedifr
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Originally Posted by DUHockey9 View Post
I definitely understand the concern, because it is a fairly common thing for young players, especially D-men; but you are speaking as if it is definitive...and it isn't.

You can really only go with what happens now. You can't manage a team for today by worrying about the team in 40 games.
It is very, very, very rare that a dman will come in the leage at 18 years old. I am not even questioning his ability, you run the risk of getting this kid hurt before his body is ready for the NHL grind a dman will go through. Not to mention that this isnt a team that is rebuilding, this is a team that should legitimately be trying to compete for the cup this year.

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Originally Posted by mercury View Post
He should go down after his 9 games are up, but he should be playing in all those 9 games.

Timonen-Vaananen
Coburn-Eminger
Kukkonen-Alberts

is pretty bad, but not disastrous. I never thought I would say it, but we need Randy Jones back badly.
Agreed. I am all for playing him in all 9 games, but he should go down after that.

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