Stone Recalled (Update: Recalled Dec 31)
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03-15-2013, 10:02 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
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To the people saying MacLean can't take a chance on Stone.. What about DZ, Grant, and Gryba? He's given them lots of chances to succeed.
I just think Stone should have gotten at least 12 minutes of ice time. Give the guy a chance to get into the game and get a couple shots on net. You give the opportunity to Grant and Dz but not Mark Stone?
Those guys have all been pros for a few years as well - Stone has had one partial season made even more partial due to injuries and needs time in the A to get used to being a pro and playing at that level.
He hasn't been a stand-out in the A by any means and he was brought up after just coming back from an injury...let him go down and earn his time back.
There is no shame in a player transitioning to the NHL via the A...I mean come on, lots of players should be giving the luxury of honing skills in the minors.
At the very least he got a few games, a dose of reality and probably one very nice pay cheque for his troubles and now he can focus on making the play-offs and a good run for the championship.
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