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11-02-2008, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Tommy D View Post
Bottom line is most of us like this Kid. However the way the game is played now your not about to see him transformed into the 2nd coming of Rick Tocchet.

Send him down and let him grow up a little.

Tommy D
Agree there. Stevens won't play him fairly, so it's best for him to play the whole year in the AHL. Stop jerking him around.

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Originally Posted by opus View Post
I'd like to Downie sent to the minors until Stevens is let go as coach, it's pretty obvious he has 'an issue' with the kid, and I don't blame Downie really. He knows he's under the microscope, and when he gets a shift I feel he's just trying to hard to impress...which is back firing and costing him.
Yep, he's not playing loose out there. He knows nobody has confidence in him and you can see he's just preparing for the next mistake to happen and for his ass to be planted firmly on the bench.

He's been a go-to guy everywhere he's played. Now his coach basically despises him and hates playing him. It has to be tough on your focus and confidence.

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