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08-13-2012, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Frk It View Post
Right my point was those players will be holding roster spots right until Pavel retires, instead of younger guys getting 1-2 years of experience in that time frame. One of those guys is probably taking Nyquist's spot this year, and one may be holding back Jurco/Jarnkrok next year. If not taking a roster spot, they will most likely be knocking any of those 3 guys down to a smaller role, which isn't great for development either.
Everyone keeps talking (/complaining) about how the old guys are taking roster spots and how we have all these injury prone players, but that's how the NHL is these days...guys get injured.

Nyquist will have plenty of opportunity this coming season to prove if he's ready to be a core player.

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