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10-10-2003, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by ratsgirl
this should be interesting.

Burns said rookie defensemen Paul Martin and David Hale will remain in the lineup.

"No change. They were fine," Burns said. "They were on the ice on the (Joe) Thornton goal, but you can't make all the changes you want. They'll be back in there."

If the preseason was any indication, Hale and Martin should be better against the Hurricanes. They bounced back strong after a rocky exhibition debut against the Flyers and played well enough the rest of the way to earn their spots on the roster.
Its true that Thornton and Murray did their best to hop over the boards everytime our blueline rookies were out there in game 1. Hale and Martin were linemates in the WJC last year so the evaluations will continue onward for now.