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11-16-2004, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Prucha73
and why wait 3-4 years to bring Korpikoski to AHL?
they won't wait 3-4 years to bring him over to the ahl, he will make the jump right to the nhl when he comes over. most euros don't want to come over to play in the ahl anyway and finland has done a great job in recent years producing nhl-ready guys that play north american hockey...we might be waiting a few years but i don't see him spending much time, if any, in hartford...

renney & maloney have both said several times since the draft that korpikoski is a few years away and is the type of guy that you leave in europe and basically forget about him for 2 years, then you bring him over and he'll be ready...

like with most prospects PATIENCE is the key...these kids aren't going to all be nhl-ready next year

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