Hamilton, Cincinnati Thread 08-09, Part 2
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04-01-2009, 07:10 PM
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Guys like Brian Campbell, Dan Boyle and Rafalski took at least 2 or 3 years in the AHL or in Europe before the NHL. I don't say that Carle and Weber will have the same career of those guys but Montreal should give 'em the time to develop properly. I think that an offensive d-man should dominate in the AHL before getting in the NHL.
Look at Mark Streit. He didn't catch the attention before he has 27-28 y.o. and until he was a ppg in the Swiss-A. They should be careful with those young players.
Two or three years in the AHL with some games in the NHL should be enough to be ready. They learn a lot and get the "man" shape proper to play at the higher level. IMO O'byrne wasn't totally ready and a lot of people are bashing him because he is making mistakes. I just want to avoid that with Subban, Weber, Carle, ...
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