Only when it fits someone's needs. The guy doesn't give up goals so his +/- is pretty apt.
The problem is that they don't score any with him out there, either. He's a time waster.
In other words, a perfectly luxury box defenseman.
I agree he's perfect as a 7. No reason to have a young guy with a high ceiling sitting in the box every night. Keep fraser there, whatever. I want our best youngsters (who don't make the devs) getting quality time in albany instead...
Last edited by BrodeursCups: 07-26-2011 at 09:36 PM.
Fraser just seems so redundant. I don't know why Lou keeps him around. All he does is possibly take the roster spot of a more talented rookie.
If Fraser makes the team it will be as a 7th defensemen. Basically on'y getting in the lineup if a player gets a short term injury. Any long term injury and they will probably call someone up (Taormina my guess).
I think given the time he missed last year it may be better for Tao to at least start in Albany and get ice time there. Assuming Fayne stays in the regular lineup and there isn't a trade that leaves Fraser and Corrente for the 7th spot (both at 7th defensemen in my mind). Corrente has a two way so take that however way you want.
Relax guys, I don't think he'll actually make the roster unless he deserves it... and who knows, maybe he will earn it. He's young, he's physical... certainly not a guy who absolutely will never ever go anywhere ever with his NHL career.
I don't understand. Everyone was *****y about not being able to carry scratches last season (well, at least until everyone got maimed), now they're carrying scratches and people don't like the scratches. As if 1) you're going to have a worthwhile prospect rot, or 2) someone good is going to sign for no money to play 30 games a season.
"Well, Lou, I'd be honored to join the Devils."
"Just one thing, defenseman guy, we're not going to play you and you're going to be on a practice pair with our equivalent of Adam Mair this year."
"Wow, Lou, you really know how to make Edmonton sound good."
There are 23 spots on the roster, maximum. If he's up, he's taking someone else's spot.
Sometimes the best way to learn is to watch. Why did Tedenby get scratched all the time by Lemaire?
How many times did he actually get scratched? I'm guessing not as many you think. And he shouldn't be scratched all the time, if it comes to that, you go back down. Development players develop, they don't rot by sitting up in a box and "watching" (and there's not that much watching going on, trust me), or practicing with someone who doesn't even play their position!
And it's not somebody else's spot if there's no one else that should have that role. The last guy on your roster is a duster. It doesn't get defined as something else because someone better is doing it.