grabovski to toronto,we sign alex henry, cedrick desjardins
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07-03-2008, 12:45 PM
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I don't find their draft quality to be that bad...they just trade away way too many picks and young players...plus they rush guys that are not ready like Tlusty, playing him in the NHL at 19 will hurt his development long term. He was never even dominant OHL at 18 and they played him AHL at 19 to start. He has a lot of skills, but like Detroit showed, if you force your kids to fully develop before coming up, they end up maxing out their potential and being more NHL ready.
He dominated in the OHL playoffs, and put up 18 points in 14 games in the AHL as a 19 year old. He consistently played less than 10 minutes per game (until the last stretch 4-5 games), and still managed to put up 10 goals and 16 points, with little to no PP times as well, playing with Belak, Pohl, etc. I am looking forward to him playing top line minutes, PP minutes, and with MUCH better linemates. He was considered to be one of the more NHL ready players coming out of the 2006 draft.
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