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02-09-2013, 07:35 PM
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Actually something I wondered with watching Isles this year and years past that I thought of bringing up here but decided not too because I wasn't sure how it would be received
Plenty of youth is coming into league on top teams but some of the lower tier teams seem to be loaded with fading vets/average talent blocking some of the youth
Hawks broke Leddy into NHL as a 20 yr old ,, Saad is on our team as 20 yr old rookie this year
I was expecting more of a youth push by Isles in recent years
I think a lot of us expected Donovan/Nino/Nelson to be in training camp, with Donovan at least making the isles on the 3rd pairing.
Snow didn't invite any of the three to camp, told Nino he wanted him playing 20+ mins a night, in all situations. I'm guessing he told Nelson and Donovan something similar.
Reinhart had a good 1st training camp. Strome had a quiet camp.
Kabanov missed most of the first half with cut tendons. De haan's missed almost all season with a shoulder injury.
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