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01-28-2013, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Hook View Post
Jeffrey just hasn't done enough in the NHL to get away with a turnover like that. Unfortunately for him Vitale took his spot the game after and has played well since. Jefferey's just going to have to sit until there's an injury or maybe Tangradi makes a similarly terrible play that gets him back in DB's doghouse.
I'm sorry but I don't agree with that method of developing young players. They are going to make mistakes. That's just the nature of the beast. You just start making them second guess every little thing they do, which just makes them look worse because they are a step behind.

If it becomes a recurring theme, then yeah sit them for a few games. You have to give them at least a little bit of leash though.

Also something you should do is reward them when they play well. Vitale has been lights out and nobody has really looked good with Malkin and Neal. Stick him up on that line for a few shifts to send the message that if you play the right way, you get rewarded for it.

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