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11-30-2011, 09:40 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Not only that, you are afraid of rookies producing at all in circumstances where they have to or your club sinks. A center (regardless of potential) who isn't quite ready to tack on big minutes can seriously diminish a lines offensive production. Also, simply because Schenn has been a great 2-way forward in lesser leagues, doesn't mean he's yet capable to fill that role in the NHL.
It's amazing that you think it's as simple as musical chairs, getting younger, and lollipops and candycanes will lead the way. How about that NMC?
I'd ignore the NMC for now b/c none of us can realistically say whether or not he'd waive it. Obviously if the NMC doesn't get waived, deal is dead.
If it does though, I would make that trade.
Obviously you disagree. No problem. I don't think it's all lollipops and candycanes though. I've watched Schenn during his 5 game cup of joe up here and I've watched every one of his Phantoms games and I came away impressed. I believe from what I saw that he'd be up to 2nd line C duties. He has an NHL body, he is physical, he is fast, he is defensively responsible, he can win faceoffs, and his vision is incredible.
And btw, what you said about a Center greatly reducing a line's offense if he isn't ready, that's true of any position. A winger on a line that isn't ready would also reduce that lines effectiveness. So Voracek or Read or any of the others could've derailed a line... but they didn't. Schenn is ready. He was never in the AHL b/c he wasn't ready... he was there b/c of injuries and cap issues.
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