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02-28-2013, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Mess View Post
Carlyle is stubbornly, and quietly going about coaching the Leafs to the point he is deserving of coach of the year consideration.

"Sense of entitlement" of veterans, no longer takes precedence, as rewarding players regardless of age, contract and experience instead based on merit, is propelling the organization forward on the ice.

Players like Liles and Komisarek and likely being shopped and hopefully as the trade deadline approaches new homes can be found for them if everything works out. They will only be utilized in a need to situation, when Carlyle deems the tightened schedule, or the opponent, or injuries dictate it.

Besides Gardiner's inevitable return from the AHL is more likely preferable scenario that Nonis and Carlyle would prefer over utilizing pressbox players, which are deemed expendable.
I like to think Likes and Komi could be useful veterans to teams looking to make a run, could bring in some solid picks for us.

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