Game 1: Ducks @ Canucks GDT pt II: Electric Boogaloo
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01-20-2013, 08:07 PM
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Dude, it was
game. If Rakell is going to earn Boudreau's trust, it's going to come over a period of time. Not a period into the first game he's ever played in the NHL.
As for Boudreau's motivation...
(1) how about winning hockey games
(2)Or seeing how a young kid improves?
That's a contradiction. If there is no point in keeping Rakell up because he needs more ice time,
(3)why would we put Holland in the exact same situation?
1 That is, IF Rakell is better than Holland
2.A prospect can also improve in juniors, but getting the big minutes of play. I doubt that playing 4th line minutes in NHL is better than that.
3. Holland is 22 with his 2nd pro season. Rakell is 19 with only junior experience.
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