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01-10-2013, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by caps4cup View Post
The only reason he saw his minutes cut was Hunter. Orlov was better than Schultz and Wideman in the playoffs (as well as Erskine who got at least 1 game) but yet was sat anyway.
Orlov did a lot of positive things, but he was still prone to turnovers and wasn't very comfortable on the left side. Given Dale's strategy, I would have benched Orlov at the start of the playoffs as well (at least until it became clear Wideman was a massive liability on the ice). Turnovers and conservative, defensive hockey don't exactly mesh together well.

If Orlov was better on the left side, it may have been a different story.

Originally Posted by RC24 View Post
I have read this as well about Galiev, very glad. I heard he only needs to add weight and he will be ready.
Well, he's gotta start producing in the AHL before he's considered for an NHL role. He's a skill player and a scoring forward, so he's gotta start putting up some points. Putting on some weight in order to help sustain possessions and win puck battles should help him, though.

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