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09-06-2013, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by The Perfect Human View Post
Good on Mac-T in bringing in legitimate talent to the roster and not just banking on these young guys to step up.

In years past we blindly allowed guys like rookie Smid to make the roster because we plain and simple didn't have the depth. Even guys like Potter, Strudwick, Cross, Whitney in years past have been able to make the roster on the basis of there being no depth/competition to force them out of that 6/7 spot.

Now we have guys like Grebeshkov, Belov, Larsen, Marincin pushing for the last 6/7 spots, which means that if a guy like Klefbom makes the team this year (which he likely would have in years past) - he's going to have truly earn it.
+1, very well said

It is time for the org to focus on winning, not developing players in the NHL. I like what Mact and the coaches are saying about playing time based on results. I have seen too much of rookies in over their heads and vets not being pushed to be their best.

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