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11-10-2011, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
The difference with Stralman is that he can take 2-4 minutes a night from Girardi or McDonagh on the PP. IMO he should be used more as a PP specialist than anything else. Get him 4+ minutes on the PP and 8-10 minutes ES. Eminger and Woywitka don't play on the PP or PK so taking some time from someone there will only help decrease their minutes.

I still would like to get a Carkner-like player as the #6. Someone who excels at the PK but whose minutes can be lowered at ES. Use that 3rd pairing, for now, as a special teams unit more than anything else.

My other main issue is if Torts is afraid to play Eminger and Woywitka (~10 minutes each last game), then why not just call up a player like Valentenko and see what he can do for 10 minutes? I don't think he would be any worse than those 2.
The risk of losing him on waivers probably isn't worth the slight chance that he'd be a meaningful upgrade. That wouldn't be good asset management, IMO.

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