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07-11-2011, 05:44 PM
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Brian Boyle
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Originally Posted by wolfgaze View Post
13-15 minutes a night would be fine for their development. There's always special teams too.



Don't agree that MDZ is a trainwreck..... However, consider some of the 'experienced' players we have utilized on our 3rd pairing since the lockout:

Strudwick
Mara
Kalinin
Backman
Ozolinsh

Looking at what we've gone with in the past, I'm perfectly fine with going with these younger players. Signing any veteran player other than Eminger would be a mistake, because we have too much defensive depth to only allow for 1 opening for a young player.
False equivalency. Because we've had bad veteran defensemen in the past, we shouldn't bring in any veteran defensemen? Please.

Let me approach this from another angle: Do you want this team to be successful? Have you ever seen a tesam with 4 dmen with under 150 games of NHL experience be succesful?

People love to ignore the effect of leadership and influence of people who have succeeded at this level before.

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