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10-21-2011, 06:54 PM
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May not be the worst thing I guess as the biggest area of Howse's game that needs work is his defensive game. However Howse is not a bottom 6 player, the Flames are notorious for developing players in the wrong positions. The goal of a farm team should not necessarily be to win games, it should be to have a system that fosters the development of players in the best possible way. IMO, if what you say is correct that Howse is getting 4th line minutes, I think that is wrong move. He should be playing with other skilled guys (like Wahl) so he learns how to be a top 6 player at the professional level. But as I said, I don't think him spending 'some' time playing in the bottom 6 so he can work on the defensive side of things is all that bad. I just hope in time he gets put in a position to play the game that he is meant to.
Ward basically said that Cameron needs to reinvent himself as a player if he is going to be sucessful. And while I agree with him regarding Cameron in particular, I hope that is not what happens with Howse. I think Howse has the potential to be a good scorer in the NHL, its up to the coaches to put him in a position to succeed in that role.
Wahl is currently in the ECHL so I don't think we want Howse playing with him at the moment. Haha
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