Deadline Deals; PIT-NYI, PIT-CAR
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01-16-2011, 01:25 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
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no sideline was saying that Nielsen was quite old crqacking the Isles lineup. I was merely showing
he wasnt signed by the Isles till he was already 22
its kind of hard to crack a teams lineup untill they have your rights
Nielsen had also played 4 full seasons in one of the best leagues in Europe before joining Islanders. While this is only Jeffrey's 3rd year as a professional.
Also you made it sound like Nielsen made the jump to NHL directly. That's just not true. He spend the majority of his first 2 seasons in North America in AHL and only became full-time NHL'er at the age of 24.
And I like how you downplay Jeffrey because he couldn't stay in the Pens' lineup as a 20 year-old in his 1st year as a professional. You know the same year the Pens won the Stanley Cup. Must be a bad prospect for not being good enough to become a key factor for a Stanley Cup winning team as a 20 year old while playing his 1st year as a professional. Yeah right. If anything it shows he's a good prospect for even getting NHL games under his belt back then. And since then Jeffrey has improved each and every year.
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