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01-30-2013, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by toewsintangibles View Post
The Leafs are playing Kostka 32 minutes a game.. we are looking like a joke team like them if we continue using McDonagh in this way. It WILL come bite us in the ass in the end..

Especially since McDonagh plays from the left like Staal and Del Zotto, the side we have the most depth in. I'd rather lose more games in the regular season than wear out McDonagh to this degree
McDonagh isn't even in the top 20 of average icetime around the league. He and Girardi are 23rd and 24th

If you want them to be top pairing defensemen that's how many minutes they're going to play (24-25). That's pretty much what the best defensemen in the league play every single year

One game of high icetime isn't enough to freak out about

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