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11-25-2008, 07:07 PM
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I firmly believe the only reason Downie hasn't proved himself is because he's never really been given an opportunity outside of 5 minutes on the 4th line. The couple of times he played with Richards and Hartnell, the line was awesome.
Once Sbisa limits his turnovers, he'll be great. I think that shouldn't take too long, but Sbisa aside they could still put Timonen and Coburn on different pairings like they've been doing.
Sbisa blatantly needs to go back to juniors. Aside from the turnovers, he just looks like a kid out there physically. He needs to go back and bulk up. The guy is 6'2 and is just too lanky. Look what bulking up did for Carter's game.
I'm not saying Luca needs to become a Greek god, but the kid has the makings of a good hitter, so send him back to junior and get him in the weight room so he can really punish people.
He just won't be ready for a while yet and the longer he stays up, the more unnecessary physical abuse he's going to take.
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