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09-08-2012, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by A_wildstabatanything View Post
Re-signing Wellwood was a mistake imo. The guy has no future here and he's going to be taking valuable minutes away from Burmistrov plus Scheifele has almost no shot of making the team now.

The playoffs are still a long shot this season so why not let them get their feet wet now? Come year three the pressure will be on to make the next step .... and we're going to throw Scheifele out there as a rookie?
I could not disagree more.

For one thing, having Wellwood improves our team. If they want to put Burmistrov on the 2nd line, they'll put him on the 2nd line. Point being, Burmistrov needs to earn his way through the team now. Plus, this way if he wants to move up on the team, he'll have more incentive to work hard for it.

I also don't agree that the playoffs are a long shot. We have a legitimate chance at sneaking into the post-season.

Scheifele benefits more from dominating in the OHL than getting 30-40 points in the NHL. With or without Wellwood, he's gonna be treated the same.

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