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02-27-2013, 12:35 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Land of no calls..
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Vetran, high-priced, leaders should NOT get "the benefit of the doubt".
That's a slippery slope toward the 98-2004 vacation resort Rangers.
But, if that's how you like to run teams, more power to you.
Rookies are expected to be inconsistent. They need to be able to play through it.
Your leaders should be carrying the team. Not the rookies.
There is NO excuse for the garbage play of Richards and Gaborik.
Assuming your best players can rebound and actually be your best players is a slippery slope toward the dark ages? That makes no sense whatsoever.
Rookies are expected to be inconsistent, but being inconsistent implies that you actually show some variance in your sample. Kreider has actually shown
that he's not ready for the NHL. At least Miller has shown he can create some offense. Kreider has done nothing. I'm not expecting him to carry the team, or even be a consistent factor in the play. I just want the kid to show that he belongs. He hasn't done that this season.
If you want to spoon-feed time to rookies who haven't earned it, then "more power to you".
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