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04-28-2013, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Clown Baby View Post
In the AHL...

Akeson hasn't proven anything more than he's a good AHL player. Couturier and Schenn have proven they're not ready to handle the load at this point in time (we're hoping that changes). Laughton's played 5 games in the NHL, and that fourth-line might net a combined 40 points if we're lucky (they scored 15 for the Flyers this season). All in all, if we go into next season with that group, I'm looking at another run to mediocrity.
Akeson has never been given the opportunity to see if he can be an NHL player. Couturier and Schenn suffered through a bad sophomore season (not like that's ever happened to players before) and while Laughton only played five games, he more than held his own in a limited role.

As for going into next season with that lineup, I'm more than comfortable with it. It's about letting the younger players grow into their roles and if it means the team is going to be mediocre while they get better, then those are the lumps you take. The team needs to allow these young players to play.

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