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01-15-2012, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Draft Guru View Post
Don't really see who else would have been an option.

Whoever they call up is only going to see 5 mins on the 4th line. Need someone with some toughness and jam, and the ability to cycle.

Not going to bring up Zuccarrello or JAM or Bourque. I guess Deveaux could have been a possibility. No reason to cut Christensen's 2 week conditioning short. He's useless on the 4th line.

Not expecting Newbury to play much, but they needed a body and he fits the role well.
Zucc hurt, JAM on an ECHL-AHL two way contract, and Bourque far from good enough for the NHL.

I think they would have called up Zucc if he'd been healthy for a bit of time before the injury. If he'd didn't get reinjured, I still don't think he'd been called up so soon after coming back from one either. But he should obviously be the next in line, even for a third line, perhaps with Hagelin and Mitchell who he had good chemistry with in Whale.

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