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03-05-2012, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by DuckJet View Post
Truth. He breaks in the zone like Pavel Bure, he's sure to get a few just by making the goalie go "what the **** is happening? too fast. TOO FAST!"

Well...maybe not. But the general fear of injecting rookies into the lineup is...well...I'm not trying to offend anyone, but it's dumb. They have to make it eventually. You don't wait until they're a seasoned AHL veteran to decide, yeah he can handle it. After 5 years, our top prospect (who could make 15+ other teams handily) is finally ready for the bigs.
It's not a fear of injecting rookies into the lineup, it's a fear that Murray will pencil multiple players into top 6 roles before they've earned them, like he did for Sbisa (in his case, a top 4 spot) for two straight years before he was ready. Murray shouldn't just assume they are ready, he should fill the holes we have in free agency/through trades and if one of the rookies beats out a veteran for a spot then so be it.

It's how we used to do things and how the majority of the top teams do things. Obviously there are exceptions as guys like Crosby/Ovechkin/Toews etc are sure things.

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