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02-10-2013, 12:00 AM
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A key difference here is that you haven't watched Muzzin play on the farm, I have watched him play a ton both in Manchester and in SSM when he was a Greyhound and am basing my opinion of him on hsving seen him play more thsn 11 gmes 3 seasons ago or 8 whole games this season.
By the way for a pure rookie who is useless as an NHLer his stats for 8 games has with 1g, 1a and a plus 3 while playing limited minutes paired with our #7 dman who played 9 games last season and has 9 games this season with the Kings.
I agree with you on our getting Cloutier as being a mistake and knew it at the time as well. I am not saying our staff is incapable of making a mistake but I will say that Futa nor any of our other developmental staff had anything to do with Cloutier either in acquiring him or dealing with him after doing so.
They have with Muzzin.
The argument that I agree with is that Muzzin has been playing very sheltered minutes, and still isn't looking that great. It would be one thing if he was forced to play some hard minutes, but ultimately, there comes a time when you have to turn that potential into results.
While I agree it is too early to give up on Muzzin, I also don't think he will develop into anything worthwhile if he's struggling with sheltered minutes. Either he should accept as the 7th defenseman with the occasional game to build his confidence again, or Kings management should roll the dice and risk putting him on waivers (or trade him if they think they'll lose him).
It's not so much about his potential anymore right now. The team is trying to win, and his current play isn't fostering that. And that's why he's going to have to accept being the 7th defenseman... Martinez should be looking over his shoulder if he continues to struggle as well, because this gives Muzzin the opportunity to try to take his spot.
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