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05-30-2008, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by RoadDoggFL View Post
But you are the one challenging an accepted truth. He doesn't have to prove anything, you must disprove it.
No, that's not how the burden of proof works. The default position is always neutrality. The claim was made that bringing a player up to the NHL quickly, degrades their talent. It doesn't matter how many people accept it as truth, there must be some underlying factual support for that assertion. Wanting something to be true doesn't make it so.

I merely asked whether or not anyone could back up that statement, apparently nobody can without offering anecdotes like this...

Originally Posted by Laus723
I have to agree here. It's well known across the NHL that not every prospect is ready and rushing them in isn't good for their development. Weiss, Horton, and Olesz alone are proof of this. Kane, Toews, Crosby, and Ovechkin are amazing players who are exceptions to the well known norm.
This statement is virtually meaningless. How do you know Weiss, Horton and Olesz would be better right now if they had spent more time in the AHL? You dont. How do you know Kane, Toews, Crosby, and Ovechkin wouldn't be even better than they are now, had they spent some time in the AHL? You dont.

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