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10-11-2003, 11:52 AM
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yeah your right, hemsky is pretty much untouchable... but there is a VERY big difference between hemsky and staal.... hemsky has 30+ points in this league and has shown (albeit in small doses) that he can play at a very high level....
hands up everybody who has seen staal dominate an NHL game... yeah didnt think so... im not saying this wont happen, but until it does, hes just a kid trying to make it
But it was the same with Hemsky last year. Would you have traded him at the beginning of last season for someone older, if though he hadn't done anything? Keep in mind Hemsky's still a kid trying to make it as well.
Yeah, there's a possibility a player like Staal could bust. But it's also very likely that we see pretty soon that he can handle this league, just like we saw with Hemsky. The fact that there's a small chance he could bust doesn't lower his value at all. Maybe it should - I don't know. But it doesn't.
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