Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Bennett recalled again on 4/7
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03-03-2013, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by mpp9 View Post
We've already rushed him. The kid was injured most of last season in college hockey, played half a season in WBS getting acclimated to the pro game and was called up to help solve our issues in the top 6.

If he was losing boards battles, turning the puck over, floating and/or just looking a step slow for the NHL game, then yes, I'd say send him back down. But he's not. He's NHL ready. Let's see if he can be an upgrade for us in the top 6 this season. If not, we likely don't have a place on the team for him and he can be sent down.
Then play him on the third line instead of TK. I agree that he's NHL ready. That doesn't mean he's the best option. The goal of the playoffs is to win, not to develop Beau Bennett. If he's not one of our 4 best wings by the time the playoffs role around, he shouldn't be in our top 6.

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