Thread: Line Combos: When does Stralman play??
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11-16-2011, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
if you read between lines it is clear that Torts is not impressed with Stralman. He's gone on record saying Stralman doesn't have the conditioning or the system down yet.
And how many practices has Strålman participated in? One? Of course he's not in game shape and of course he hasn't learned the system yet. The comments are just Tortorella being himeself.

Strålman will get a chance to play--there is no way to know if he will work out better than Woywitka unless he put into game situations. And it's not like either Eminger or Woywitka are taking regular shifts out there. Last night both of them played around 4:30 in the first period, yet by the end of the game Eminger played 9:45 and Woywitka played 8:22. It's OK to play your 3rd pair like that for a game or two, but in the long run it is far from ideal--the other 4 defensemen are racking up too many many minutes too early in the season.

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