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03-10-2013, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Asher View Post
And the Petry we had last year isn't the real Petry, just like the one we have now isn't the real Petry either. We won't know what we have for at least another year or two. That's normal for guys just entering the league, especially defenseman. You would think Tambo would know that...
Yeah exactly. The problem is that Tambellini was banking on Petry's development continuing on a constant uptick when in reality, almost all young defensemen (especially risk takers like Petry) have peaks and valleys in their development before they gain consistency.
This has always been Tambo's problem, putting young players in positions to fail because they are given too much responsibility too soon with little veteran support to fall back on when they struggle. The same thing is happening with Justin Schultz now, it's too much too soon for him and the problem is that there's no veterans behind him on the depth chart capable of giving him a breather to collect himself.

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