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02-11-2013, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield View Post
You cannot send down players on NHL contracts to ECHL without their permission. As one of the leading scorers in St. John's and clearly a player who felt ripped out of his chance to play in NHL, he will never consent to that.

While it is frustrating to see how much he is struggling, and you want to see him battle through and maintain a good attitude. But this is what happens when you don't give players their chance. People can only be nice and patient for so long. This is a guy that has done everything TWO different management staffs have told him for 4 years now, and even had his showcase and was dominant, yet he still does not get the chance he sees many other less deserving people around the league get. How would you feel if this was your livelihood? You have to remember these are people, you can only be "professional" and whatnot for so long.
Machacek clearly wasn't good enough to make the team.

Yes, he scored a bunch last year, but that was never sustainable or reflective of his talent.

I have never seen him as more that a marginal 4th liner in the NHL. It sucks for him, but it is what it is.

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