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08-04-2010, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by RCGP View Post
It creates competition. Now a guy like Ellerby has to earn his spot.. If Ellerby (or anyone else for that matter) proves they belong in the NHL, guys like Weaver or Paetsch won't block them.
This seems to be the guiding principle behind Tallon's moves since taking over. This team lacks fire because players are too comfortable. By loading the system with players, he figures to increase competition top to bottom. Ellerby, Guds and to a lesser extent Garrison will have to battle for a chance on NHL ice. No gimmes.

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