Thread: Confirmed with Link: Canucks sign D Yann Sauve
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05-27-2010, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by nuckfan in TO View Post
my guess is he's going to take a few years to develop. He will start in a depth spot in Manitoba next year and stay there without a call-up all season, adjusting to the AHL game. In his first pro year, I think he'll basically be a #5/6 guy in Manitoba.

Guessing beyond that, he's back in the AHL the following year with call-up duty and moves up the depth chart through the season. In his 3rd year he will legitimately challenge for a depth spot on the Canucks, but may still find himself back in Manitoba. I think he will be a long-term project, but I think he'll get a good chance to develop into an everyday NHLer over the next few seasons in the farm system. In 3-4 years I think he'll establish himself as a bottom-pairing NHLer and in his prime I think he'll be a good 2nd pairing guy, though by that time he'll hit UFA status and who knows if he'll still be with this organization.

saved me from typing that.

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