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07-07-2012, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Chainshot View Post
He doesn't skate well, doesn't hit, and isn't all that good defensively, so that pretty much leaves him out of 4th line talk unless he seriously invests in getting quicker AND in paying the physical price to earn the ice time. It doesn't look like he's in the mix for a center position and even on the wing, his options seem limited at the moment.
Add in that it seems that Ruff has lost any confidence in Adam for many of those reasons and I think the only way Adam sees time in Buffalo this season is if the team goes through another flurry of injuries at the same time - similar to what Mancari's situation is. As it looks right now, it would seem that Porter, Girgensons, Grigorenko, Ellis and Tropp are all ahead of Adam on the depth chart.

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