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09-07-2010, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Levitate View Post
Staal would earn it back in the first practice/scrimmage/preseason game, whatever. There's no one else as good as him as what he does and it's not even a question of someone bumping him. Playing a game of "earn your spot!" in this kind of circumstance is just silly.

If he missed all of training camp and started missing real games, then yeah he's going to be behind and might have to work up getting back into things, but a couple days of training camp? Not an issue.

No one is earning roster spots in the first week of training camp
haha, I was just about to post the same thing

At the end of the day we're worse without Staal... period. You can talk about teaching him a lesson or whatever, but we're really in no position to start threatening him with the loss of a roster spot. I'm pretty confident that he knows how important he is to this team

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