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07-02-2014, 03:26 PM
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My only issue is this will take ice time away from Wilson and Jarnkrok at center. We need these guys to be gaining valuable NHL experience now so we can see if they are worth betting our future on.
This is not meant to pick on you but there is no advantage to play either of these two on top lines for experience. This has been one of Wilsons problems all along playing on lines over his head and struggling or failing.
Consider this Nate McKinnion was used on a second line as talented as he is. Now do we think that Wilson or Jarnkrok even closely approach that talent level?
No matter how much we like a player its unfair to the player and the team to set them up to fail. Perhaps thats why Trotz system never developed forwards many were forced into playing far above there current level of experience. From Legwand thru Hartnell to Borque and Wilson. Trotz was crucified for inability to deveolp but we now expect the same approach to work.
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