Thread: Speculation: Ken Holland less than confident
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01-17-2013, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Bob View Post
So my question is, if this isn't a team Holland is confident in, why the hell is he stalling the development of youth for bums like Sammy and Bertuzzi?

Really poor asset management, IMO.
Maybe he foresaw the lockout and decided to lock up a lot of depth, considering the injuries that are mounting league wide. Also the fact these guys are veterans makes it easier to transition to post-Lidstrom era with a more calm and collected group instead of throwing youngsters into the fire and tell them "K guys, Lidstrom's gone have at it."

Next, you keep Tatar and Nyquist in Grand Rapids and keep them at their current playing time and don't throw them completely out of routine with a week of training camp and then an all out blitz to the finish line. Next year, the UFA departures allow us to throw Tatar and Nyquist into major roles. I say that's decent asset management, if you ask me.

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