Game #75 : Kings vs. Avalanche - Saturday, 3/26/’11 @ 1:00 pm PST
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03-26-2011, 05:24 PM
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You asked me to name you two players in the past ten years that came up from "juniours" to be the number one center.. Not name you two players that came up from "juniours" late in the season due to injury. I answered your question correctly, maybe you need to stop asking your questions the wrong way.
Sorry I thought it was clear that we were looking at any comparable situation because any other situation simply doesn't make sense.
The fact of the matter is that Schenn isn't ready to come up and fill any first line center in the NHL shoes let alone one of the top ten in the game. The Kings have kept their hands out of the cookie jar with him for a reason and why would they chance ruining all of that time invested in developing him only to say "our playoff chances are all on your shoulders kid. Sorry it has to happen this way but you either have to produce at a star level or your gonna look bad oh, and we know that you aren't projected to be a number one center in the nhl but we gotta have what we gotta have regardless of the outcome".
When his team is eliminated call him up like they had planned on doing and if Kopitar is still out then of course you put Schenn and or anyone else who might be able to handle it in his spot, then the only pressure on the kid is the same as it is on him anywhere else you would put him.
Lets start with a simple question, is Schenn NHL ready? Absolutely, several pundits have said so and I agree completely. Is he ready to be a team leader? Questionable, he has that type of personality but without experience he is going to have a hard time finding followers amoung the vets on the team. Is he ever going to be a number one center in the NHL? Time will tell, I think that he might be able to down the road.
Is he ready to step in and fill Kopitar's shoes today and lead us to a cup? No, if he were Crosby then who knows but he isn't.
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