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10-05-2011, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by KingsFan7824 View Post
Because Greene has rightfully earned a spot and deserves to play?

Greene is going to play every game that he's healthy. Does he have to? No, nobody has to, but he will. Which NHL team wouldn't have that be the case? He's paid his dues as well. He's a leader on the team. He's 27, played almost 400 games in the NHL, and an additional 30 in the playoffs. He's going to be in the lineup unless an injury takes him out.

Martinez had a spot to lose going into camp. Drewiske is a cheap 7th defenseman who doesn't need to play. Voynov doesn't have to be on the team. If Martinez doesn't play well, Voynov is a phone call away.
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Voynov was not competing for a spot with Greene. They don't play the same type of game.

He is not competing with DD44. Davis is a tweener. That is why he is the 7th Dman. He can cover for an offensive Dman or a defensive one. He is not going to replace them for long, but he can fill either role for a few games.

Voynov is looking to replace A-Mart or JJ or DD. If any of those guys go down for a bunch (unknown #)of games, then he will be called back. If Drew had not been close enough to be ready then Voynov may have had a chance to stay. Once TM felt Drew was going to be able to play Voynov was sent down.

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