All Encompassing Tanking/Rebuilding/Selling at Deadline Thread 2.0
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02-15-2013, 11:11 AM
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The big development problem with trading all the veterans is not just on the leadership side, but the coach loses the depth to bring long young players slowly, not throwing them in the deep end. Plus if you trade Markov it gets really hard to "train" PK because he has to play 25 minutes a night regardless of if he follows the gameplan or not. Against TB Pk sat a lot late in the 3rd and OT after his giveaway, it wasn't all on him but they were trying to send a message that he needs to be "safer" in his own end, especially up 3-0, that goal essentially gave TB life. PK can still be explosive and flashy but needs to pick his spots a bit more. If you have no Markov you have no choice but to play PK a ton 4 on 4.
Good point. Last year Subban would go from 25min, to scratch, to 25min because the coaches couldn't/wouldn't cut back his ice-time when the game is on the line, but they still wanted him to learn stuff.
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