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01-24-2013, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by CREW99AW View Post
Brock Nelson and Donovan are having very strong seasons in the AHL too.
Before Nelson took a puck to the jaw and was out 4 weeks, he was the Sound Tigers best all round player. Donovan made the all star 2012-2013 ahl all star team.

They were not invited to camp either because Snow wants them all getting 20+ mins a night, which they wouldn't get in the 48 game NHL sprint, that we'll see played out this season.

Which top 6 player, should have been bumped for Nino's 1 nhl goal and strong 36 AHL games?
Moulson's had 3 straight 30+ goal seasons.Nino's not bumping Tavares.
Okposo is coming off a career high 24 goals.
Grabner's been the isles best player out the gate, after playing well in Europe.
Bailey played the best stretch of his career in the last 19 games, so they want to give him a long look at 2nd line lw when he comes back. He's ready to start skating and will push Boyes.
Nino doesn't play center, so he wasn't bumping Frans Nielsen.
I'm not sure I'd bump anyone, but would try to form a better third line. Put him on the third line with Aucoin. He could get 13-15 minutes a night, help take some of the pressure off the top6 so maybe they don't have to average 20 minutes a game, and he wouldn't be hit with the other team's topD every shift.

If the kid showed up to camp way out of shape or something, I could see sending him down just to send a message. But the kid looks like he came to play this year, and I don't blame him for being a bit confused by being left in the AHL.

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