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02-01-2012, 03:48 PM
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thestonedkoala
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People need to remember he wasn't supposed to be on the team at all this year.
That is a fallacy. We brought in Lundin and that was it. Scandella had the opportunity to outplay Lundin or any of the other defensemen and secure some time with the Wild, it's just that it might have been better if he had started out in Houston. He did have a try out with the Wild last year and didn't look out of place. But to say he should have been in Houston is not true. He was given the chance to secure a position and he did.

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He was supposed to start the year in Houston, and only stayed in St. Paul because his play was too good to be sent down.
Exactly. He was given a chance to secure a spot and did.

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He suffered a concussion, then fumbled a bit in his return and lost his confidence.
And that's a problem. If he lost confidence, that is pretty bad. We've seen some of our prospects lose confidence and never be the same again.

I just don't want to pencil in Scandella for a top pairing because it puts too much pressure on him.

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