Thread: Player Discussion: Simon Gagne remains unsigned
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07-09-2013, 05:54 PM
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i always see a lot of talk on these boards about not rushing players, giving them time to develop, putting them in the right positions to succeed etc. ...and yet now everyone wants to throw one of these young players into a top 9 role and hope it works out?

not saying its right or wrong, but i just find it interesting.....

my two cents:

why not let some of these young guys (cousins, mcginn, straka, raffl, etc) get a full years worth of pro hockey under their belts playing where they should be (top 6) and let a vet like gagne fill the 3rd line roll??

i personally dont see the point in hoping a young guy can do it when we know gagne can fill that role, and will be cheap...

plus, i guarantee if you ask lavy, he wants a vet on the checking line, not a rookie

(laughton does make things tricky bc of his age, so with him we just have to see how camp plays out and where he falls)

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