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08-22-2009, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Cleatus View Post
Hickey played 7 games in the AHL and did well, but I'd hardly call that pro experience. That's barely putting your foot in the water. We'll see how each player does in the AHL next year (maybe one or both of them will make the NHL).
Well Manchester was still clearly in the playoff hunt during those games, so it wasn't exactly like he was only beating out chopped liver (he played on the same team as Tom Priessing ) but since you make the fair presumption that only 7 games aren't really a good enough sample size for pro-experience, I suppose that this point is also irrelevant.

I think that Hickey is going to go into the AHL and do very well, and earn his way onto the Kings before the end of the season. As unfair as it seems, (and as overplaying it as others are), Subban still has to get rid of the tag that he is all sizzle and no substance. I would say that he has a lot more to prove than Thomas at the pro-level.

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