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01-30-2013, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Frk It View Post
It's funny that people are assuming putting in Nyquist or Tatar over Cleary and possibly Sammy would ruin our chances of making the playoffs and downgrade the team. What is to say it wouldn't make us better and give them their next step in development?

Right now we are a team that relies way too much on the top half of our lineup, we could really use some depth scoring, which is what Nyquist and Tatar would give us. Plus they are young and can both skate.
I Don't think that putting Nyquist or Tatar in place of Cleary would make us worse, quite the opposite actually, but I also don't think it would be beneficial to Tatar or Nyquist to be playing 6 to 10 minutes a night with guys like Miller, and Emmerton when they could be playing 20+ minutes a night in GR with other prospects.

Bringing those guys up also means losing players for nothing through waivers and depleting the depth we have to replace players who get injured.

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