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11-03-2012, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by snarktacular View Post
Vatanen's play last night would probably get him benched in the NHL, but I still don't see it as that bad. Not like it would result in a demotion or scratch or anything. Just part of the normal yo-yos of a rookie.
Probably. At the very least, his ice time would have been cut back that game, if he wasn't outright benched for a stretch. The very next game though, he'd probably be right back where he was. Boudreau seems pretty encouraging of young players too, so he'd probably do what he could to keep Vatanen's confidence up.

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