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03-21-2013, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by 416Leafer View Post
...You mean Aulie, who's averaging 12:50 of ice time per game, including 00:00 PP TOI/G and only 0:49 SH TOI/G?

He's being used less than Brian Lee, on a team that's fairly thin on the blueline, and who's main weakness is defensive play... and he's averaging 12:50 TOI/G and has had a cup of coffee on the PK... and you wish we had him?

Ashton isn't in the NHL, but he looks like he can be a pretty solid two-way 3rd liner. It's been three years since Aulie has shown any ability to play in the NHL at a decent level.
Of course he's only getting 13 minutes of ice time, he's still young and developing. Putting him on the top line in Tampa would be like throwing him to the wolves. In time I think he'll be a solid 2nd pairing defenseman.

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