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02-05-2013, 02:15 PM
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etherialone
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Then why is he playing only 10 minutes a game TG?

Also, I think it would be nice if he didn't get paired with Carkner. Hopefully when/if Martinek comes back they put Hickey with him. Carnker looked awful in the one game I got to see of the Islanders this year. To many bad penalties and his skating and mobility just aren't NHl level IMO.
Hey KF.

DP pretty much summed it up, he is being paired with a completely lost Carkner who is in teh NHL only due to his size and willingness to play chippy. He is a big slow orange (and blue) cone and Hickey is paired with him so that there can be a solid d man out there with him.

Hickey is well thought of by both the fans and the coaches alike. That said he is still a rookie and earning his way but he is on an NHL roster and playing every night and that is a huge step forward. If he makes it the rest of the season then i will always feel vindicated for backing the kid. I never saw him as a sure fire number one kind of dman but as a solid NHL caliber Dman. That is what I hope to see him ending up becoming.

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