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11-10-2012, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Elvstrand View Post
No, you were saying that Smaby/Hendry are currently playing to the level of the league they are in, and I understood that as they weren't going to be worthy of a call up. If they are playing bad in Norfolk, then of course you don't call them up, but for them not to shine in the AHL should be pretty normal. Chicago could send Sheldon Brookbank to Rockford, and chances are both Lindholm and Vatanen might look like better AHL'ers than him.

Offensively, you won't notice Hendry and Smaby much even in the AHL. I'll admit I've only seen two of Norfolk's games and you wouldn't notice Hendry, and I don't think that's nessecarily a bad thing for him. Smaby didn't play in either game I saw. In the end, who you should call up depends on who gets injured. But most often, whoever gets called up, is going to play limited minutes on the 3rd pairing and typically that's a Brookbank/DiPenta kind of player. Although, maybe that changes with Boudreau.
Well that's extremely convoluted.

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