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08-13-2012, 07:47 PM
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The Zetterberg Era
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Originally Posted by crashman View Post
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.
This. I don't always agree with the Wings player development, but I like that they make players earn their roles for the most part. Both Nyquist and Brunner will get a chance at some point to slid in the top six, it is on them to prevent it from changing later. Miller was a rotating forward for the first half of last year, he cemented his place in the lineup then even earned a better role on the third line.

It hurts Nyquist's chance at the Calder, but at some point he will be given a chance to run up front, it is on him to make it so the Wings don't want to even think about moving him back out of the top 6.

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