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12-18-2012, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Osminator View Post
I'd rather develop and mature 4-8 prospects and show them what it takes to win while giving them plenty of playing time, than have 16 prospects losing every game, but hey, they all got to play. What is this, a house league where everyone gets to play? Surely not.

Winning is a state of mind, and if you have 5-6 good vets to show the way, it is possible. Have you ever played competitive hockey and know what it feels like to be on a winning and losing team? I have.
They are 11 - 13 Os. Not setting the world on fire, but hardly terminal. I've always believed that getting your a$$ kicked a few times can build lots of character and unit integrity.

These kids will be fine. The ones that get to play in New York, like the ones that came before them will be better for the experiance they had in the AHL.

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