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10-27-2011, 03:42 PM
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Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by sa cyred View Post
Walker barely played 7 minutes....7...as a defender. You can tell they dont trust him. Why play a guy you dont trust?

Just try Gus for one game. If he doesnt play better then Walker or Lilja, you can leave those two in there for the 1-2 weeks that Prongers out
You're right, the coaching staff obviously trusts Lilja more than Walker. That doesn't necessarily mean that Lilja has outperformed Walker when they've been on the ice. They also kept Walker up after he cleared waivers, suggesting that they either a) wanted a 7th D in case of injury, or b) were not completely sold on Lilja either.

But my point is actually simpler: both have been bad in their minutes, both have taken unnecessary penalties, and neither has done enough to earn a permanent starting job.

Best case scenario here is that Gus comes up and plays his socks off, allowing the Flyers to send Lilja to the press box and Walker to the AHL when Pronger comes back.

Until then, I say let the three of them fight for two spots.

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