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02-11-2010, 12:07 PM
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doublejack
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Originally Posted by Redwingsfan View Post
I'm starting to think the Wings should have sent McCollum back to the OHL for another season..
There's really no doubt about it. McCollum would have been much better off playing an over-age year in the OHL. He would have played a lot more which could have helped his development, and it would have bought another year's time before we ultimately have to make a decision on him.

However, it is one of those hindsight situations. Going into this season there really wasn't any reason to believe that McCollum would do this poorly.

The end result of keeping McCollum in the AHL this season is that next year becomes almost a make-or-break year for him. It puts a lot of pressure on the kid, because another poor season would seriously harm his chances of playing in Detroit some day.

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