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02-13-2012, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by the8bandarmadillo View Post
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.
Except that's not either what I said or what happened.

Fletcher went on record a couple times about how Scandella was supposed to start the year in Houston, but his play forced Fletcher to keep him with the big team. CF quite explicitly noted that the plan was always for Scandella to be the first injury call-up, getting big minutes in Houston. He, like a large portion of this forum, had a "top 4 or AHL" mentality about it, and Scandella forced his way into the lineup.

So yes, Scandella was supposed to start the season in Houston. If he had not played a single minute in St. Paul this season, all the people "worried about his future" would be ranting about his potential, and rightfully so. He's been recalled after doing well in Houston, so we'll see whether he's regained his early season form.

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