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11-02-2010, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
That's about all he's proven to be better than Nodl at so far; that and speed skating.

Also, he's a 20-year-old, and you feel he'd be ready for a long-term NHL job after just one NHL game?

Not wanting to send him back to Adirondack to deal with Gilbert is one thing, believing he's ready as a 20-year-old for long-term duty is another.
Originally Posted by Jester View Post
He's 20, not 18.

And, as said in that post, if he can keep up that level of play. He looked stellar out there last night. He played a simple game, stayed within himself, and did a LOT of good things.

And, yes, if you're playing someone with Richards, actually looking like you are something of a threat offensively is worth a lot.
Wellwood may be younger, but the kid can skate and showed some offensive skills. I'd give him a few more games before sending him down in place of No-Goal Nodl.

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