Right away? Anderson and Nyquist did not start the season up. And Kindl was on and off for the first half. Even when guys like Quincey/Smith were given a free pass.
Brunner is much much older and couldn't be buried with the Griffins.
The kids only played because of massive injuries to mediocre players on the team. If they had been healthy, the kids get a look but no real spot. Especially up on forward. And the only reason some kids are up this year is because we can't bury them anymore. Great tactic I guess.
Or we could *sigh* look to he Hawks and see that a steady influx of cheap young talent is how you win. Not by over ripening everyone until they are about to rot. Our strategy is good for making the playoffs and not making a serious run. The Hawks are in it to win it. Look at how fast they retooled after 2010 with significant and key turnovers on personnel.
Bad grammar on my part. I just meant DeKeyser and Brunner right away