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01-27-2013, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
Pacioretty? You mean Kostitsyn right? Pacioretty played his first NHL game in 2009.
It's been a while, I might be misremembering the years.

It was 2009, I think we saw Koivu-D'Agostini-Pacioretty for a bit. I may be screwing up some of these ancient details, but either way, Carbo did that mistake a lot, with O'Byrne too.

Either way, forget the details, the point is that Therrien is being intelligent by babying the minutes of our rookies, if that is really the case. According to Behindthenet, Galchenyuk's Corsi Rel QoC is -1.967, that is unreal babying, though I think that stat is nearly meaningless 4 games into the season, it's probably amplified and really supposed to be -0.500 or something.

The lines should be managed such that younger players get easier minutes. Therrien is doing this. Props to Therrien.

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