JT Miller and Brandon Mashinter up; Ferriero down (2/18: Mashinter up with Powe out)
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02-04-2013, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by
Bleed Ranger Blue
Its certainly an interesting scenario. I find it difficult to believe that Tortorella is going to allow Kreider and Miller to be in the lineup together for any extended period of time unless they set the world on fire with their performance.
Theres several reasons I think thatll be the case but the top 2 are:
1. Tortorella is HUGE on the process of developing a young player. That process doesnt include bringing up a teenager and trying to find sporadic bottom 6 minutes for him.
2. I dont think Tortorella will be willing to stray too far away from his formula of minutes. I know that 80% of this board wants Boyle on the 4th line, but that would cut his minutes -- and I think Torts likes Boyle's even strength defensive prowess too much to do that. Boyle's minutes would likely come at the expense of a younger player and that makes no sense.
If these callups work, boyle will be dealt for a d-man. Halpern is a better player than Boyle and boyle's value is too high for his abilities. Sell high.
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