Thread: Speculation: Post Your 2013-14 Lineup
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07-14-2013, 08:24 PM
Random Forest
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Originally Posted by sobrien View Post
Not playing a rookie all year and then adding him in for the playoffs seems ass-backwards, and destined to fail...especially if he's going into the shutdown role.
Lots of rookies make their regular debut in the playoffs, and most of them step up to the challenge.

2013: Krug
2013: Toffoli
2013: Pageau
2012: Kreider
2010: Subban

In fact, I can't even really find an example of someone who made his debut as a regular in the playoffs and failed. It would hardly be a recipe for failure especially if it's a limited role like the poster suggested.

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