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01-21-2013, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Elvstrand View Post
Stats has nothing to with it. My point is, if Rakell plays like your average 4th liner I don't see any reason to keep him up. In that case you might as well trade for Darroll Powe or any other random gritty 4th liner, and let Rakell play important minutes in juniors without his ELC kicking in. If however, Rakell plays well above the average 4th liner he can stay, imo.

I know your posts wasn't particulary in responses to mine, I'd just thought I'd clarify my thinking.
Why? jr's is a lower level of competition that he may have outgrown, why would that make him better, as opposed to playing against NHL'ers?

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