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02-25-2013, 01:59 PM
Deja vu again?
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I don't know how much credit I'd give him--he kept Barrie on an extraordinarily short leash to start the season. I feel he's giving the kids some leeway because he doesn't have a choice. If EJ were in the lineup I can't help but feel we'd be seeing more of the same.
I think it's ok to give a kid a few games, let him watch a few games from above and then giving him a chance again. All this while practicing with the team.
I don't necessarily see it as messing with a kid but more as a normal part of player development. This is why I wasn't bothered with Sgarbossa in the press box for a week or two. They're still learning.
Of course when your rolling out semi-corpses who can't move the puck instead it's a little bit frustrating, but I put that more on Sherman than Sacco.
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