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07-02-2012, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by OCSportsfan View Post
Really? Murrays fault because Sutton broke his hand in the first game so our 18 year old draft choice was put into a top 4 (not top pairing) role. Our top pairing was Viz ad Lydman, not Fowler. Last year our top pairing would have been the same, but Lydman and Viz were both injured so they were forced to move his minutes up. Is that Murrays fault. This year our top pairing is going to be Sbisa and Allen against the Thorton, Sedin, Kopitat, Toews lines and it will be fowler/Beach against the speed or smaller lines. They will even the minutes out more.

Fowler should see an improvement this year, he is only 20 correct.
BTW - Fowler wasn't put into the top 4 because Sutton broke his hand. He was put into the top 4 because Sutton wasn't a top 4 defenseman, and Sbisa had been pencilled in to the line-up, but started the season in the AHL because he wasn't ready for responsibility that was expected of him. Murray made it clear, before training camp, that he was going to let Fowler show his stuff, but that the blue line he was putting together for the season did not include Fowler.

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