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04-04-2013, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Ducksgo View Post
Face palm all you want. We are 99 percent playoff bound. I would like to see the EHP line as a first line. We get to see what players need to work on as well as potential.

This is a great opportunity for our young players to expose themselves with serious roles on the ducks. How long are you going to babysit them? You're worst than a friend babysitting a beer at a spring break party
Palmieri is pretty bad at ES defense. Holland is suspect at ES defense. Etem is probably the best of the three and it'd be a stretch to say he's competent at it at this point. There's no reason to expect they will do anything but fail if they get bumped up to first line minutes and match ups, and there is literally zero reason they should get those minutes over Perry, Ryan, Koivu, Cogliano, or Winnik.

The team is fighting for home ice, hasn't remotely locked up the division, has a lot of difficult games left on the schedule, and this is one of the more winnable games. The kids can prove themselves next year. The goal is a cup, not rookie glory.

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