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04-21-2014, 01:42 PM
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Psuhockey
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Originally Posted by Broad Street Elite View Post
You expect growing pains with young guys, so a pairing of two rookies might actually me less ideal (imo, of course), then letting one guy learn from a veteran, then perhaps help teach the next guy. If the Flyers were truly rebuilding, it would probably work to just get it over with, but given the desire to stay competitive, I think it makes sense to stagger.

Also, in two seasons you have to expect that Morin is also getting int he conversation, so it make sense to start someone that we think is ready (like Alt) next season, then bring in Ghost, Hagg and Morin staggered based on growth.
I think staggering is good as well but Washington had some success letting Alzner and Carlson develop some chemistry together in the minors for 40+ games and then pairing them the next year at the NHL level. By the end of the season, they were the Capitals shutdown pair. There is no need to rush any of these guys so another half year to year in the minors playing together can only help.

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