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01-25-2011, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by blahblah View Post
You are preaching defensive development. I'm more of a play em when you think they are ready. Now if we are playing them because of poor playing at the NHL level, then there is a problem.

Does Calvert look out of place, for example? Ultimately he may hit a wall, as a lot of rookies do, and need to get sent down. He may not. We'll see I guess.
Well, to be frank, I don't think any of 'em are ready, which is why I responded in that fashion.

And you have a point with Calvert. I frankly don't like the blanket suggestion of "throw them in the NHL bonfire and see if they do amazing things." Then again, the idea of "don't let 'em even glance at the NHL until they've done hard time in the AHL, ever, always, period" has its own issues.

Remember - when you're a hockey fan, it's not "reckless driving", it's "good forechecking".
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