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02-08-2013, 03:52 PM
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I love Despres and Bort but people need to cool off with the idea that having them makes Martin or Orpik expendable. Despres and Bortuzzo are getting sheltered minutes. It remains to be seen how they will respond if they start having to log heavy minutes against the other team's top players.
I love the kids and I think they have a bright future but I don't think they are ready yet to be thrust into super prominent roles. Give them another year or two.
I say in the same sense people need on open up to the idea that we will need to push at least one of these guys into top playing minutes by next year. The cap is going down and since we have so much defence we need to move some.
Having these two does make Martin or Orpik expendable and that is the beauty of drafting defencemen. Prospects are worth nothing but these old fellas should be able to help us out with a better player.
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