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01-18-2013, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
A team should never be run in this way. Everyone should have to earn their position on a team, it keeps everyone honest. Ebbett has already earned the trust of his coach and teammates as well, Schroeder should have to really impress to beat him out.
I totally disagree. I bet any player on the Canucks takes one look at those two guys and take Shroeder in a hearbeat, especially given how he's played in camp. Guys on a team know who is actually better and more skilled, and this whole 'earning it' business is overblown. It's not like Manny expects to become the 2nd line center or something.

Hell, Ebbett centering the second line by default is pretty much just a slap in the face for Lappy. At least you could argue Shroeder may have more offensive upside overall.

Besides, what exactly has Ebbett done in his tenure here to 'earn' his position? He's been mediocre overall and had VERY brief flashes of goal scoring. He's only been here a year. His numbers are about the same as anyone who was on the Canucks who played around 18 games - Byron Bitz did just as well or better points wise.

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