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12-06-2012, 09:50 AM
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Tim Vezina Thomas
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Originally Posted by LSCII View Post
I'd give him nothing if he hasn't earned it. And to this point, he's been given multiple chances and has yet to play consistently enough to warrant yet another free ride. I'd let him stay down in the AHL and watch guys like Spooner pass him by and hope he figures out the daily effort and desire needed to get back up here. So far just handing him the spot hasn't done a thing to improve his game. Maybe a message like leaving him in the minors will.
When has he been handed the spot? When they signed Pouliot?

I'm not saying hes earned anything, I'm saying if you replace him with Spooner/Bourque right out of the gate it wouldn't be smart. Plus, whos to say anyone BUT Caron would be a better fit on the third line with the big club? Putting up points in the AHL is great and all, but Caron has a perfect skillset to be a third line winger, and has played with Kelly and Pevs before.

I say you give him ~10 games out of the gate to see what he can do, then if Bourque still has success down in the A and Caron still struggles you obviously need to make a change.

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