Rochester Americans / Minors Thread '12-'13 Ed.
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12-11-2012, 03:28 PM
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I don't think the roster is that mediocre,
. I think it's a pretty good roster, actually, when they have their full complement. The problem is that they don't seem to prepare for injuries--especially to top players--notwithstanding the fact that injuries often do happen. That is, they presume good or great health, and that's the exception more than the rule. Then they get caught with their proverbial pants down, and have to do things like dressing eight defensemen. IMO, that is the major problem. Well, that and I think the coach is a tad over his head at this level.
But, if fully healthy, a top-9 of something like Foligno-Hodgson-Tropp, Adam-Porter-Mancari (when those guys perform as they should), and Girgensons-Varone-Flynn is pretty good at the AHL level.
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