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01-30-2013, 07:05 PM
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I fear for when these young defensemen like Morrow, Pouliout, Dumoulin, and Maatta start coming up. If Morrow makes a bad play, is he going to be sitting at the end of the bench for 12 mins? If Pouliot makes a bad pass is he going to be healthy scratched?

PLayers need to play. They don't get better sitting there, especially ones accustomed to playing huge mins. I know there's a very fine line here, and it can be a slippery slope, but you have got to stick by young players if you truly believe in them, even if you're sacrificing a little bit now.
We'll have have a good idea with how Despres is developed. Because he is prone to overconfidence and trying to beat two or three guys. Will DB live with that or bench him again?

I think people are also seeing now why I wanted Morrow up off the bat to help the PP. He is playing steady now with more ice time, so we'll see where he is when/if they make a callup and give him a shot.

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