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01-08-2013, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Cole View Post
He does not have the skills to overcome the fact that he is the wrong fit for this team and how it is built.

He has some very good parts of his game, but it just is not enough to force anyone to give him that ice time. He needs to take it, he needs to leave no doubt. My opinion is he cannot.

Is it always going to be the "he did not get a chance" excuse?
It's not an excuse. If everytime a youngster has a bad game you bench him, you cannot expect him to improve/learn. These guys have played hockey all their life, at that level there's so much they'll learn from practicing.

the "he had enough chances" mentality didnt do the Habs any good in his case. Didnt improve enough to get a regular spot on our top 6, isnt shown in games to gain value in a trade.

Maybe we should bench him some more since he didnt do anything to earn games last season, just to make sure he doesnt become a regular (even as 6th D) or that he doesnt gain any value at all.

I mean, I wouldnt want the kid to hurt our chances at the Cup you know

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