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02-22-2013, 07:58 PM
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Gorgeous George
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Originally Posted by ricky0034 View Post
any way you look at it 9 minutes of ice time/game is pretty ridiculous
Tatar should be given top six minutes, but he will probably need to wait until next year to get it.

He has been playing with great enthusiasm, effort, and has showed signs of intelligence and great skill at both ends of the ice. It would definitely be nice to see what he could do on a consistent basis playing on the top two lines.

Babcock is going for the playoffs, though, and is relying on a veterans. With the injuries and Cleary, Bert, and the Mule showing their age, it is looking more and more unlikely.

However, having said that, Tatar needs 10-15 games on the top unit, and shouldn't be demoralized by being demoted on his first few bad games. Cannot see Babcock taking this risk. Unfortunately.

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