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03-19-2013, 07:50 PM
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The thing that most fans aren't seeing is that Nyquist and Tatar aren't the future.

They would make us better TODAY.

We've got some guys on this team who aren't earning their paychecks. The organization would be wise to cut a veteran and let everyone on the team know that it's time to get serious
This. There is nothing more these guys can learn down there, just nothing and you are starting to hear it in their voices when they do the interviews when they get back. Just listened to Gus' intermission interview during the Griffins game. Much like Tatar he says a lot of the right things, but you can tell he knows he shouldn't be at that level. Kaiser baits them with the questions too. But the tension is really building, they aren't getting chances and they are better than some of the guys that are and significantly better at this point and time and they know it.

They can make a big long playoff run in the AHL and learn a little. But not as much as they are going to learn at the NHL level. I do think the extra hockey could help, but keep in mind if the Wings/Griffins crash out early Tatar should play in the WC anyway or be sent back down as the Griffins can likely make it out of the first round even without these two guys.

Curious does anybody think Team Sweden would give Gus a look? A lot of the NHL standbys are not going to be available for the WC.

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