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02-06-2007, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike8 View Post
Well, other than the lines, one thing I don't understand is this:

So the team's in a funk right now, and has been for a little over a month. The team's been craving offense. And the organization's pretty happy, it seems, about the prospect pool.

So why not bring up some youngsters who'll inject some enthusiasm, skating, and live legs? I'm not on the bandwagon to bring up youth for the sake of it, or to think youngsters are saviors, but I do believe youngsters bring live legs for short stretches when they're first called up. That's something Montreal could've used a month ago, and can still use today.

That's what I don't get.
Well we did try that at various points with Kostitsyn, Grabovski and Lapierre, and except for Lapierre's first stint, nobody really blew anyone's mind. Personally I would rather see the veterans take matters into their own hands instead of relying on youngsters, but I also believe that Kostitsyn needs to be called up and given Samsonov's ice time/linemates. So it's a double-edged sword for me.

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