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06-29-2012, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Ruckus007 View Post
To be fair, Adam had a great Traverse City Tournament and, as I remember, a strong training camp and preseason as well. He wasn't exactly thrown into the fire when Hecht was hurt, he did earn a spot on his own, IMO. (additionally, I believe Szczechura was injured to start the season as well).
Earning a spot is quite different than being ready to center the top line. Adam was definately rushed into a top line spot due to injuries.

All the things he accomplished that summer would not in anyway have put him ahead of Roy or Hecht at center if they were healthy. Factor in Leino, the big UFA signing they wanted at center, and Adam would have had a tough time making the roster. Its not like his linemates that tore it up in Traverse City with him made the team out of camp.

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