Should Ryan Spooner Get the Third Line Duty Over Chris Bourque?
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01-31-2013, 12:02 AM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Too early, Spooner didn't look ready in the camp. Would be stupid to play him unless there is injury.
The kid has done nothing to warrant a regular place, make him earn it.
Furthermore he is doing OK in Providence for a first year pro. 2 years of solid point totals down there (see Marchand) is exactly what he needs. Not to get tossed in the lineup and look basically the same as Bourque.
Bourque is playing because we want to see if he could step in should a top 6 player get hurt. The answer is still up in the air.
Bourque underwhelming means we likely have to add another significant salary at the deadline. But PC probably wants someone who expires this summer I doubt he wants a big salary on the books for next season. I think Bourques been OK.
I think it would be dumb to play Spooner right now. He has a future, let him have 2 full seasons in the AHL you'll be rewarded with a good player.
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