Thread: Recalled/Assigned: O'Reilly assigned to Portland
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01-18-2012, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by MP View Post
It's a function of the budgetary forces that have shaped the roster, and in turn the conservative style of hockey the team has to play to win.

At any rate, Pouliot and Brule have both shown more offensively than O'Sullivan.

Boedker's problem isn't fear. It's that he can't seem to finish. He's creating some nice chances for himself because he's fast, he can stickhandle pretty well and he can drive the net, sometimes with a surprising degree of power. I think of the way he's played this year and it seems like he should have more goals, just on his own merits. And since he plays a lot on the Doan/Langkow line, I doubt if ice time is really the problem.
ture Boedker has a lot of ice time because he earned it.

One thing I've realized with this team is that you earn your ice time and the coach distributes it accordingly.

No matter who you are and if you are a top draft pick or not... you need to earn it. Some team gives breaks to younger players and it may work but sometimes it doesnt work on the long run too.

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