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11-07-2008, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Casey Tatum View Post
As much as it sucks to lose Downie, the start of his career here has be horrible. This may have been the best thing for him at this point(other than having a decent coach or giving him time in the AHL). Wish it would have turned out differently.
Stevens gave him 5 minutes per game on the 4th line. The one game he started on the 3rd line he was banished to the 4th line after one mistake. Who is going to produce given 5 minutes per game playing with Riley Cote and Arron Asham??

The facts are that Downie is 21 years old, has had incredible success at every level he's played at, won 2 WJCs, would run through a wall for his team, and is averaging 2 points per game in the AHL this season. He's the kind of guy that teams kill for when they're in their prime. Matt Carle is a dime a dozen.

I hate Stevens more than ever, and I think Holmgren is showing quite a penchant for throwing away assets.

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