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01-09-2013, 08:09 AM
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Z: I don't recall anyone stating that Scheifele doesn't have work to do, nor do I recall even the most optimistic / biggest Scheifele fans thinking that he "deserves" to be in the line-up. I do recall many comments stating that he has to PLAY his way into the line-up.

Also: I hope to heck that he's made progress since his 7 game stint last year - he's much more experienced, bigger, and has improved his skating. Let's see how it plays out during this short TC. If he's not ready, I don't think there are many that will be upset with him being sent back to Barrie, but the argument that he could contribute from the 4th or 3rd line in a defensive role is valid: he'd need to step his game up to the NHL level, but he's shown to be very responsible defensively at the OHL level.

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