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02-25-2013, 01:15 PM
Moonlapse Vertigo
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Originally Posted by smythfan View Post
Why is Yak not being given the opportunity to succeed? Am I missing something? Last game he looked really good in second and to start the third, was key in Eberle's goal but then sat out most of the third and OT. I feel like other teams skilled rookies are getting to PLAY through the learning curve and growing pains yet Yak is sent to play on checking lines. How is he supposed to succeed in that situation? I am all for him learning the game as a whole but he is an offensive player not a 4th line checker. When did Hall, Eberle or Nuge EVER have to play the 4th line or with Smyth and Belanger types. Sigh.
Last year. Smyth played on the top two lines all season and Belanger saw PP time.

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