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01-28-2013, 01:02 AM
Eddie Shack
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Originally Posted by OccupySheen View Post
Whos' to say Etem can't help the team? You are all rushing to judgement before even seeing him play a game in the NHL, what if he can help our pathetic PK? then he is contributing to the team.
It remains to be seen just why the team recalled these guys now but it's far from obvious to most people. When Etem makes the NHL it won't be because of his PK ability it will be for his offense. Sure he could get used on the PK here but where else do you play him? He started off the year very slow in Norfolk. From most accounts he is perhaps picking up his game now. But that's not the same as saying he's tearing up the league and the Ducks need to do something with him. He has in no way proved he is ready for the call up. If the Ducks only purpose for recalling Etem is to use him on the PK and a few bottom six shifts then I don't believe it is in his best interest to be up here.

Sami is very much like Etem. He is developing in Norfolk but he is far from beating down the door of the NHL and demanding the Ducks call him up. The 3 worst D men now are Allen, Souray, and Sbisa. As I previously pointed out, on size alone Sami isn't replacing the two new big guys because size and strength are not his game. And while Sbisa has been disappointing (with some improvement last game) he is still a far more proven product than a guy who is just getting his feet wet in the A.

So feel free to disagree but considering there are no announced injuries it just isn't so obvious why this move was made. And that's what a lot of people are saying.

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