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07-11-2011, 05:44 PM
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:


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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