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01-30-2013, 02:45 PM
Zen Arcade
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Originally Posted by BlindWillyMcHurt View Post
Well... unless Shero wanted to hold on to Bort/Strait and send Despres down but was convinced otherwise by his coach. Who he has obviously placed quite a bit of faith in.

Shero isn't much of a meddler. I can absolutely see him going with what his coach recommends when it comes to personnel decisions. At least... most personnel decisions.
I'm not sure what to make of it, because Despres' play in WBS in no way could've forced their hand.

He was at best the 4th best defenseman on a lot of nights (after Bortuzzo, Strait and Dumoulin). There was no reason to shoehorn him onto the pro roster and then use him sparingly on the 3rd pairing or not use him at all.

Bortuzzo brings some of the elements the team is lacking, and I really hope he gets a good look, but I'm not holding my breath.

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