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12-16-2011, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by SerenityRick View Post
Originally Posted by finchster View Post
Disagree, I would be playing Caron over Pouliot at the moment.

I hope Hamill does well
Really? Completely disagree with ya there but alas this isn't the thread for that discussion
I'd consider it germane, considering Caron's demotion is in the OP.

And yeah, no way you start Caron over Pouliot. Pouliot earned that job outright in a straight up competition with Jordan Caron. Caron had ample time while Pouliot was struggling to assert himself and win playing time. He did not do it. Pouliot won the roster competition and I never thought it was particularly close.

The only way you play Caron is because you want to give him a chance to learn and improve on the NHL roster, and the Bruins had already as much as announced that they weren't going to do that by signing Pouliot. With a better player already here and the team trying to repeat, NWIH you do that this year. Pouliot has plenty of upside of his own, and was showing 1,000x the effort Caron did -- and added some speed to the mix that Caron can't begin to match. He's the better player so he plays. Just that simple.

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