Panthers Reach Agreement with Frolik
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05-29-2008, 10:21 AM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Usually unless they are phenoms(like Crosby & Ovechkin)
a prospects development is really slowed if they are brought up to play on a team that is not playing well
. They are counted on more and that really gets in their heads when they are counted on and don't produce. And I am talking about wins also and not just points.
You're making 'a priori' assumptions, not analysis. Anecdotal evidence tainted by confirmation bias is not sufficient to prove your point. I'm not trying to be an ass, I'm just making a point.
I guess you could try and do a statistical analysis of all players who spent their first pro year in the AHL and their second in the NHL and contrast them with players who spent no time in the AHL, however even that would be prone to error because you would naturally expect players who spend no time in the AHL to be more talented. The whole idea of a prospect being 'ruined by being rushed' assumes that time spent in the AHL affects a player's talent. I would think that to make that statement you would have to prove that it's not the other way around; that a player's talent is a predictor of time spent in the AHL.
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