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12-06-2012, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Tim Vezina Thomas View Post
No one has given me an alternative yet, please tell me who we're going to play instead that is currently in the organization.

Bourque? Please, we want a journeyman 26 year old winger who has four total points in his NHL career to play on the third line of a cup contending team? Hell no. Any of the rookies? Who? Caron is more experienced that all of them and better defensively.

Funny thing is I didn't even say for the entire season. I said START with him there, then see how the next handful of games goes.
The alternative is inviting some guys to camp and letting their play determine who gets the spot. Not handing it over to Caron without him earning it (which he certainly isn't).

And this is coming from someone who really likes the kid. I loved his first stint in the NHL and I thought he showed some serious flashes last season too. Dig his shot, his size and his hockey sense... So it concerns me extra, when he doesn't even seem to be more than your average third-line AHL player.

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