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01-20-2013, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Sojourn View Post
Dude, it was one 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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