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Well for the Nucks, as they are going right now, it is just extra skating practice.


The team already has the pity point,

why not put the kids out there with one mandate only, show us those offensive skills that got you drafted. 
It gives them extra icetime that as it stands isn't costing the team the point they already have.
Does anyone remember that Virtanen is supposed to be really fast, have a good shot and can drive the net and is not JUST a superior third line hitter?

How about Baertschi is supposed to be really fast and be a goal scorer, with not much hitting in the OT he might flourish.

Ditto for Shinkruk, McCann and whichever draft pick they choose.

I am not saying to put all three out at the same time but with Markstrom's passing ability, maybe two with a good defensive vet?

Send them out there with no more instruction than "score a goal"

IMHO this accomplishes, resting the older vets, possibly helps the "kids" confidence in scoring, definitely gets them extra icetime.

Just brainstorming since they appear to be playing, for the most part, worrying more about the defensive game than scoring, might loosen them up a bit.

“There are 3 kinds of men. The ones that learn by readin’. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”
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