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01-27-2013, 06:16 AM
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we don't have the depth at the NHL level to properly develop these kids like other teams do. It's got nothing to do with Garth. It's a slow process to build that. To bring youth up and have them succeed, you need to give them enough icetime and also give them someone they can learn and improve from.

We had one guy that could learn to improve on himself. That is JT. Luckily his leadership has made everyone that plays with him better, but we can't put all rookies on his line. Nielsen is also great to learn from, but because his hands are full covering up for other people's mistakes there is little time to learn from. Then everything else is garbage. 3rd and 4th line you are just a body and not improving or learning. Now with Aucoin, we're set. I truly believe that Nino can learn, improve and hit his stride come next season. Look at how Ullstrom has come to life on his life. We all knew ullstrom had it, but we couldn't see it on a nightly basis.

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