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03-30-2013, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Eddie Shack View Post
Thank you Sojourn for restating what I thought was the obvious. I was responding to the comment that we could use him on the PP now. I used hyperbole to state he clearly is not ready now to be trusted, now.
I've never really understood the "niche" philosophy. How many players do we see in the NHL who are strict PP specialists? With such limited roster space, teams can't afford to have players who are worthless outside of a very specific, very limited role.

Furthermore, is that really going to help Vatanen develop?

"Hey kid, we want you to improve your defensive game... but in the meantime we're going to give you 4 minutes a game of PP time, and bench you the rest of the game. I hope you learn by osmosis."

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