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01-30-2013, 02:53 PM
2 Minute Minor
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Originally Posted by ExJbeck View Post
The only reason I would consider a trading Cole is if a for a high pick(which is super duper highly unlikely) or part of a package for #1C or top pair LHD. Cole does a good job when he plays, but maybe I see something out of him tons of other people don't. I see a lots amount of potential and seriously believe he will reach it. He needs a fair shot at playing and so far he hasn't received it. It's one of the only things Hitch has done that I disagree with.
Who would you play him over right now? He's not as good as Redden at this point.

I think you're jumping the gun on assuming how Hitchcock will manage the 7 defenders this season. Cole will play enough to have a chance to continue developing. But its up to Cole to force Hitchcock to play him through being one of the top 6 guys. He hasn't done it yet, and I would argue that he HAS had chances to do so.

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