Which regular is vulnerable to being replaced by a rookie?
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07-25-2006, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by
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Ahh yes, but for me... I believe a kid like Ferland will give Downey AND Murray a run for their money.
The top line players are safe IMO...
No young gun is immediately going to supercede any of
Ryder, Koivu, Higgins, Ribeiro, Samsonov, or Kovalev
Definates IMO to make the team are Bonk, Begin, Plekanec, and Perezhogin....
Leaving Murray and Downey as the only 2 roles who arent completely definate. Itès I appreciate his game, (which Is why hes in the running above Downey even)
But Ferland is ready for a banger role, and will be competent in the same role... Now time will only tell, but to say Ferland in his Waiver year and 7 games under his belt has no chance at all... well, IMO doesnt make any credit for what Jonny has been trying to prove to the brass... And hes been doing it in our orgnaization a heck of a lot more longer than Garth OR Aron have.
This is what i mean, the top lines are safe. It is the bottom 2 that a spot could be opened up by a rookie.
Perezhoghin will get another chance to prove himself on the 3rd line(he is still young).
Plek's job is safe, he did a great job last year.
Johnson is coming in for a 4th rd pick. He will prob start out on the 3rd line and go from there.
Begin is not going anywhere
Bonk is overpaid and too hard to move till at least the trade deadline, but he aint going anywhere either. Our playoff run will need him.
Murray played real well last year and pretty much solidified his spot.
1.Downey Is valuable for his leadership and his dads potatoes
Conclusion is that ferland or chipchura will probably make the team as the 2nd extra. And split time with bonk, murray,Downeyand maybe even johnson,ribiero, and perez. (with everyone healthy)
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