Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Kids are Alright

Just reading on that the Hurricanes will have two more teens on the roster this opening night joining last years Calder winner Jeff Skinner.  I love this move.  I think we're only starting to see the life span of the average NHLer shrink.  Eventually star player careers could be as brief as an NFL running back as young competition gets higher and higher, but I digress.

What I like most about this move is that Ryan Murphy, the Canes first round pick in this years draft and Justin Faulk, a second rounder from 2010, are both defenseman, and are small to tiny by NHL standards.

Faulk has had a year in college which he dominated with 33 points in 39 games for Minnesota Duluth.  He came up through the US National Team Development Program and is ready for a test at the next level.  Murphy, a true rookie and standing only 5'11" (on paper at least) ripped up the OHL last year well over a point per game.

Why hold them back any longer?  It's a young mans game.  Let the kids play.

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