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01-26-2013, 12:58 AM
Tender Rip
#Haz supa line mates
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No he isn't.

He was playing 9-10 minutes tonight with the 4th line, and they were rarely in trouble. Now you keep on playing those guys together. Unless Tangradi HURTS the line, you don't move him, because getting him to be an NHL asset is important. Either as an option further up the lineup in the future or as a trade asset.

This is what development is for a young player who isn't a top prospect, and we better ****ing learn it. Same goes for Despres who hadn't hurt us at all in three games because he is talented enough to sort out most the problems his inexperience causes. Yet now he was sent down again to absolutely no purpose other than to stiffle the development he has to go through.

I am OK with scratching youngsters who stink it up, but if we are completely incapable of developing anyone promising much less put them in roles they can succeed in, then at some point one (Bylsma) has to look inward rather than blaming the prospect.

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