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02-28-2013, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by leafsfuture View Post
If someone has to be demoted its obviously Holzer.

Kostka has earned his right to stay, as has Mark Fraser. Reduce Kostka's minutes and replace Holzer with gardiner.
Kostka and Gardiner's games are more interchangeable, though, as they are both offensive defencemen.

We know Carlyle likes his rough-and-tumble defencemen. You put Gardiner and Kostka in a line-up together and suddenly we too many of the same defenceman on the team. Holzer provides physicality and PK abilities that Kostka does not. He rounds out our defence better and plays more of a Carlyle-style.

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