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11-19-2010, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
definitely not time to make any desperation type moves, but i think it's pretty clear that both Spacek and Hamrlik were struggling earlier in the season in large part because, without Markov in the lineup, they were forced to play larger roles than they are able to handle at this stage in their careers.

if Markov is out for months, both will have to pick up the slack and play too many minutes, leaving in the same situation as last year, with two guys falling apart at the absolute worse time (playoffs).

knowing, as we do, that Martin would rather lean on them to the point of excess (regardless of how their play struggles) vs living with the inevitable shortcomings of playing young guys like Picard or Weber, I hope that PG is actively looking for a reasonable solution... a vet that can come in as a bottom 4 guy that Martin will trust enough to help spread the workload out.
Solid point.

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