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03-10-2013, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Guy Boucher View Post
What you have to understand is that philosophically, Carlyle does not want to play a LH defender on the right side. You can't argue with facts. Look how much stronger Phanuef looks on the left side.

That means, Komisarek is competing against Holzer, Kostka and Franson.

Liles is competing against Gunnarsson, Phanuef and Fraser.

Komisarek is too slow. Even though Holzer has had a couple of bad games (today in particular), he's much faster than Komisarek, owns much better hands, and brings the same grit and toughness.

Furthermore, Komisarek is going to be bought-out at the end of the year. What's the use in playing/developing him? It makes more sense to integrate Holzer in the team.

As for Liles, well, Gunnarsson is much better.

That's why this team needs to trade for a good RH defender to play big minutes and bump Holzer a bit down in the line-up


As for Orr playing with Kadri - yes that is a stupid decision. But every coach makes stupid decisions...including the best coaches. We just have to live with it until Frattin/Lupul are ready to return.
This fact is too often overlooked. It makes this speculation much easier. Good post.

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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.
Like the Leafs.

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Originally Posted by AuraSphere View Post
Liles deserves to play, they're being dicks. Liles over Holzer any day.
Liles won't come in for Holzer, as explained many times.

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Originally Posted by TML g u n n e R s View Post
i have two issues with randy... his ice time how in th world kadri only played 15 mins is a joke... and his lines sometime ex. kadri with orr
It's not a joke. He's playing sheltered minutes against weaker competition.

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