Thread: Marlies Discussion: 12'/13' Marlies Part I|Looking Forward.
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04-06-2013, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Terrence View Post
No. 2nd pairing and 1st PP. Yes.

IMO, it'll be hard for Percy to get into the lineup as well. Ranger-Blacker, Rielly-Holzer, Marshall-Komi is a really solid d-core and the Marlies have been playing well. Not to mention Gysbers, Yeo, and MacWilliam in the mix. It'll probably take an injury or a bit of a losing skid for Percy to see some ice-time.

Biggs and Leivo will probably battle with guys like Ryan and Carrick for ice.

Or we could also see Eakins rest up some vets who may be banged up so they're 100% for playoffs and the youngsters would get those spots.
Agreed. And thats the way it should be.

Ranger, Holzer, and Marshall are elite AHL players, who have all played in the NHL, and will do so for sure in the future. Blacker is becoming a seasoned AHL vet, who is nearing an NHL level, and Komisarek is like Connolly. An NHL level player, bad contract, high expectations and low confidence.

As for Biggs and Leivo, if we have learned nothing from Ross and McKegg its that these guys arent necessarily AHL calibre players right away, but they need time to spend around these pro guys and adjust to the speed. Biggs might be able to contribute because he brings a different skill-set, but its nothing really the Marlies dont already have

Our Marlie team is real strong. And when Hamilton, and Colborne come back it will get even better

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