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I agree with the third pairing point, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if he is on the second PP unit in lea of Hjammer. Leddy has a better shot and a more instinctive offensive game than Hjammer does. That let's you use Hjammer more on the PK which he has demonstrated more ability, especially blocking shots.
Hey Tim, can we make a friendly wager that Leddy has closer to 14-18 mins/game than your 6-10 mins/game prediction?
Reading it over again, I don't believe Tim was exactly "predicting" Leddy would play 6-10/night, but rather that he needs at least that much time at this level, rather than playing a ton of minutes in Rockford. At least that many minutes would continue his development, which I think Tim was referencing is on its way to him becoming a more solid NHL defenseman. However, I'm sure there are going to be plenty of other things for us all to wager on :-)
And yes, that was the point. Bashing him for 30 minutes a night at his level of development will do far more harm than good. He needs to work up to that.
I think it will come in closer to 10 than 14 on a regular basis, yes. Leddy's last 6 games of the regular season in 2011 had him on the ice for 7:06, 8:14, 11:34, 16:38, 15:45, and 12:50 (in order). I think it will depend on injuries, I think it will depend on how hard Coach Q is going to work his top two pairings, and of course it will depend on how Leddy himself performs. But averaging over 14? Nope.