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12-22-2008, 08:59 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Not only that, they give a guy like O'byrne a shot over Pavel who is far more talented and imo more NHL ready, on the ground of what??? That O'Byrne is big?? I mean come on, I would've gone back to russia too if I was playing for some teams farm team and when they go to call up a d-man, they call up a guy who isn't even close to as ready as I am.
O'Byrne was an AHL All-Star and played a key role in Hamilton's Calder Cup championship as a just turned 22 year old. Valentenko has had his share of struggles in the AHL and in this past pre-season. Defencemen need time. Fans need patience.
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