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12-16-2011, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy View Post
It's funny you mention Seguin because I seem to recall Bruins fans complaining that he never saw ice-time either. He turned out fine.

Let's face it guys, there is a lot of things to bash martin about and a lot of them are legitmate, but if you think that this idea of limiting the ice time of rookies is unique to Martin, then you don't watch other games. Also, please don't sight me any Couturier crap, he's an expection not a rule.

A couple of weeks ago posters were saying to look out for Andrei Loktionov in the LA game because he's good. I looked long and hard, he got limited minutes playing on the 4th.

Also are people really shocked? Martin is not doing anything different from Carbo, Julien and Vigneault before him in regards to 20 year olds.
Good point, but those 2 (Seguin and Couturier) made the team right away after being drafted. For example Leblanc had an extra Junior year, played even for TC last year and started in the AHL this year. Might not be as talented as those 2 but is a little more mature and ready IMO. A good example would be Jordan Caron drafted the same year and when he is in the lineup Julien uses him on a regular basis. I think last night Martin made a big mistake in using Leblanc poorly especially after the kid scored

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