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02-18-2013, 03:55 PM
Warm Cookies
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Originally Posted by Mr Jiggyfly View Post
When both are playing, DB is cutting their ice time dramatically now. These guys showed they could help you win, why reduce them to 8-10 mins and wear out your top four? It is just a bad all around idea.

Nisky is a decent top four guy, but he is being built up way too much around here.
When 2 of our top 4 were out, we lost our last two games. Since they've come back and the rookies' minutes were reduced, we've won 3 in a row.

Maybe it's because we were playing Jersey. But maybe giving top 4 minutes to our top 4 defensemen has played a part in returning to our winning ways.

I think we might be building up our rookies too much around here. Let them earn trust over time. DB has gone out of his way to make a spot for Despres AND gone out of his way to rotate Bort in to get some time - they're clearly priorities. We don't need to be giving them 15 minutes a night right off the hop to bring them along.

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