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03-08-2011, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Tonellisghost View Post
I agree completely with you.

Clifford is going to be an exceptional player for us for a long time. The best way to handle him is to keep him playing in a position where he can excel and giving him a shot here and there at where you want him to end up so that he knows what it will take to get there.

The worst thing we can do is rush him or any other kid into situations that could damage their long term game.

I also agree that we aren't getting anywhere near enough for our touted vets. When Smyth got his 20th I thought that he might slow down, so far it looks like he has.
Actually it is Simmonds, Handzus and Poni that are letting down the Kings. The third line has been horrible all season with helping the offense. The top two lines have been pretty good this season. The 4th line has been chipping in enough too.

It's the third line and the PP that is costing the Kings the playoffs.

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