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11-06-2009, 08:51 AM
You jelly, Staal?
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Originally Posted by Joe McGrath View Post
Sutter played under 11 minutes against Florida. He was noticeably the best player on the ice, IMO. He had two of the four best scoring chances for the team. That's just unacceptable. If you have the kids up here, let them play atleast 15 minutes. Now that Ruutu and Whitney are out I don't see that being a problem. If I were the coach this is what tomorrow's lines would look like.

Jokinen - Cullen - LaRose
Boychuk - Sutter - Cole
Samsanov - Brindy - Walker
Kosto - Yelle - Conboy

With Ruutu and Whitney out I can't imagine why Boychuck and Sutter don't see Power Play time as well. What other forwards do we have that have the look of a guy who should play on an NHL power play?
Worst. First line. Ever.

God, atleast the Leafs got Kessel. Our offense is in shambles and the worst part is, even if we were injury free, there is no guarantee the Whitney-Staal-Ruutu line would be any better, especially considering November is one of Staal's worst months (Although he has declined in this sense, he used to come out strong in October) throughout his career.

As much as I don't want to rush these kids, I can see us having little to no choice in giving them first line minutes. I swear if Kessel gets a hattrick and Gustavsson gets a shutout, I might drink myself to the grave.

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