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01-04-2008, 12:07 PM
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Korps' stats in the Finnish league...

really don't matter much. He was an 18 year old playing in a men's league. While many stars in the legaue have excelled in leagues such as the RSL and SEL, you can't expect every 18 and 19 year old to crack the lineups and if they don't they shouldn't be called busts. Many North American players are afforded two seasons to develop in juniors prior to hitting the AHL/NHL. Korps hit the AHL while playing little in an men's league, while his counterparts were honing their skills against lesser competition, but nonetheless developing.

Having said that, it's tough for one to say what Korps would turn out to be. In the last three seasons he hasn't shown any real offensive ability (and you can't blame him much - it's like keeping Malhotra up and expecting him to produce as an 18 year old in the NHL when he's on the bench). So Korps has to make up for lost development time.

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