Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Jamie Tardif
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02-01-2013, 01:16 PM
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I love seeing a kid get rewarded for persistence. Moves like this is why Boston has a reputation as a good landing spot for AHL veterans. Claude and Chia are not afraid to reward guys that are willing to go to Providence and earn a spot. Agents notice this stuff.

As far as the role that Thornton plays. I think between Camara and McDermid they'll have a suitable replacement. Claude relies too much on his 4th line to go the route of a useless goon. I think they'll always have a light heavyweight like Thornton, and then round out the roster with other guys that can handle themselves when called upon (Campbell, McQuaid, Chara, Lucic, Horton, Ference, Boychuk, etc.). Team toughness is far more intimidating and effective than relying on one or two guys to handle the dirty work.

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