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10-20-2011, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by sa cyred View Post
And thats fine if he hits a wall. As long as he produces in those 40 or whatever games.

Now I think the problem everyone is going to see is when ALL our rookies hit the wall, including Couturier and Schenn. This isnt just a problem with Read but with the other two as well.
The good news though is that Couturier and Read are averaging between 15 and 16 minutes a night of ice time. They aren't being bombarded and are playing at a pace that shouldn't wear them out. As the season progresses, I expect their ice time to stick between 14 and 15 minutes a game. While they'll eventually hit a wall in terms of offensive production, I don't think it'll be detrimental in that they'll still get time to play, but not be gassed either when it comes to the defensive side of the game.

This is a good spot for those two to be in right now. I expect Schenn to get a similar treatment as those two and be given minimal ice time to start and work his way up.

Laviolette seems to be doing something right with those guys.

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