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10-15-2008, 04:08 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Providence, RI
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I don't have any personal dislike for any of the final third line candidates right now. In fact, I actually really like all 3, I don't care who takes the spot as long as someone steps up and that line starts producing.
Seems like that's the idea. I think it's also good in that Prucha doesn't feel "picked on", instead knows that he's mired in a competition.
Renney did also say that he intended to utilize all these players during this tightly scheduled stretch. Whether it's intended to be an "audition period", or a way of keeping the bottom half of the roster fresh, I'm not sure. I don't see the harm in platooning guys that can't stake a claim to their spot over a 2 game stretch, nor do I see the harm in having players in reserve and ready to go for injuries that the team will inevitably face. Better than having to rely on a forward from Hartford that hasn't been playing with the team or a guy who's been glued to the bench for a month.
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