Exactly. Everyone is always complaining about the lack of production coming from our youth, but they aren't going to impress, statistically, when playing checking line duties.
The truth is, I actually agree with TFG. Our youngsters aren't exactly the league's best, so if we want to give youth a chance, we really have to draft better. Since we don't have a first left for the first couple of years, I don't think now is the time.
Plus, our better younger players already get bigger roles...whatever that is.
I wish we had a second Lehtinen, just love the guy. Also, we gotta change the defensive style of play. It isn't really effective anymore nowadays. Blegh, I want goals and cups.