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06-29-2012, 10:53 AM
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Ruckus007
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Originally Posted by joshjull View Post
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.
If Hecht hadn't been hurt, Adam may have been sent down, agreed, but I think he would have made it very difficult for them. Remember most of us assumed that Matt Ellis was going to Rochester last year. If Hecht had been healthy, it would have been an easy move is to send Ellis to Rochester and give Adam a spot.

I agree that he got a battlefield promotion to brevet second line center because of Hecht, but I think Adam had made a strong case for at least breaking camp with the team.

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