Thread: Injury Report: News from practice 2-8-2013
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02-08-2013, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by sarcastro View Post
Tatar and Andersson are getting showcased. Seems pretty obvious to me.

I remember reading an article a while back about the Atlanta Braves and how they put all the players they actually like in AA, and then their AAAA-depth guys and their trade bait play in AAA. That way, other teams get a much better look at the guys they want to deal and are less likely to demand their "keeper" prospects in trade talks.

I'm just spitballing here, but stay with me - they needed a backup goalie and they called up McCollum, not Mrazek (this one backfired on Holland because he sucks and Babcock wouldn't play him). They needed a scoring line player and they called up Tatar, not Nyquist. They needed a big body and they called up Andersson, not Sheahan.

These are not the cream of the Wings' crop here. They're very specifically calling up the guys they DON'T appear to want to keep long-term.
I think Ken Holland's fetish for veterans is breeding general paranoia over playing prospects. Young guys getting a shot is actually what most teams do. We are the exception, not the rule.

If they wanted to showcase Tatar, why not a top six role?

How many teams really bury their coveted prospects in the ECHL...

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