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03-25-2012, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by sonsofcain View Post
I really don't think so. Boudreau's favoritism always seemed to be based on a real belief that the players to whom he was giving perhaps unearned ice time had more to show. Fleischmann was his Ovechkin in Hershey, and he believed Fleischmann could be a first-liner (I guess) in the NHL too.

Boudreau did a lot of good things. But it's like he himself believes he has a tragic flaw: Stubbornness.

It's like the universe writes itself out and he is powerless to change it. Sloan over Alzner. Flash over anyone (Flash was total **** in the playoffs). Neuvy over Varly. For all his good qualities, I don't believe Boudreau will ever win it because of the way he comes at the game. He turns his mind off too often.

I'm wait and see with Hunter. Give him a good team (not this year's bunch) and see what he can do.

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