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01-18-2010, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by CrimsonSkorpion View Post
Once again, developping a player in Hamilton is always the best option.

Look at how many games guys like AK46 and Plecky played down there and how good they are on this team now.
Actually, pretty much every good forward on our team has had time to develop in the AHL (at the very least, 4 years in the NCAA).

Cammalleri: 133 games in the AHL
Gionta: 164 games in the NCAA and 54 in the AHL
Plekanec: 233 games in the AHL
Kostitsyn: 180 games in the AHL
Pouliot: 146 games in the AHL

Only Gomez in our top 6 has had as little developing time as Pacioretty. Even then, he played 2 years in the WHL while Pacioretty has only one in the NCAA and less than half a season in the AHL. He went from basically a highschool league to the NHL in one and a half years.

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