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01-26-2013, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by STL fan in IA View Post
No, he's not. But should thr Blues play him even if they determine that combos without him are better for the team just to help Cole? I don't think so. That's something a rebuilding team does. That was the 2005-2008 Blues. The 2013 Blues are Cup contenders and need to play who gives them the best chance to win.

Whether that's with Cole or without Cole, I don't think we know yet. I think all 7 guys are going to see plenty of minutes because with such a condensed schedule, there will be injuries and Hitch will rest guys as well, especially older guys like Jackman and Redden. I see this as a 7-man rotation more than the typical top-6 and 7th guy. I think both Cole and Redden will see plenty if time and we shouldn't bother bickering over who helps the team more. That will sort itself out and both will likely play plenty.
THIS is the answer. With injuries and need to rest Redden and Jackman, I see Cole, Redden, Jackman, Russell and maybe Polak(if he gets injured) getting 3/4 time, and Pietrangelo, Shattenkirk and maybe Polak getting full time.

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