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07-11-2011, 05:25 PM
Brian Boyle
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Originally Posted by wolfgaze View Post
Why? 2 rookies comprised our 2nd pairing last year and did a damn good job to boot. Valentenko has 150+ games of Pro experience... MDZ has 120+ NHL games under his belt. Erixon has 130+ games experience in the SEL.... These are not guys coming straight out of Juniors/NCAA with zero Pro experience under their belt... They'll be fine.
Well in the post your responding to, I was saying that there shouldn't be two rookies on the bottom pair because you were saying how little they would play.

But overall, 2nd year players have a tendency to regress, Erixon is a rookie, and Del Zotto is a trainwreck. All of those players could use another experienced dman back there that they can lean on.

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