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03-05-2012, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Sojourn View Post
Tell that to Getzlaf and Perry, who started on the 4th line. Tell that to Ryan, who did the same. They accomplished plenty on those lines, and in doing so they showed that they were ready for more responsibility, which they were then given. That's how most teams handle young players.
True. Hadn't given that much thought. In truth a rookie shouldn't be coddled by being given a top 6 spot and expecting them to run with it. They have to work for it.

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