Thread: Confirmed with Link: Christian Thomas signs 3 year ELC
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05-19-2011, 02:28 AM
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Can someone assure me Thomas isn't going to be Dawes 2.0?
We were all so pumped for Dawes..Didnt he score 50 1 year?
Wasn't he the Captain for Team Canada U18?
Are we all jumping the gun again?
1. I was never pumped for Dawes. Just never thought much of him as a player regardless of his stats. Probably because the one time I met him, he was kind of a dou che.... (that'll probably get edited so let's just say he didn't give a good impression).

2. Torts seems to like the kids so Thomas will get a good look throughout camp/preseason and possibly a few games in the NHL if he looks ready. However, if they don't think he'll survive the entire NHL season, I could see them sending him back to Jr's and waiting for next year when it's widely assumed (at least on these boards) that we'll be more ready to legitimately compete for the Cup.

3. There have been plenty of prospects that put up numbers in Jr's, the AHL, or a year or two in the NHL that haven't panned out to legit NHL'ers. Let's temper expectations and hope he surprises us all.

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