Thread: Prospect Info: Kings sit at #1
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05-20-2011, 02:46 PM
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Josh Deitell
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Originally Posted by Quattro View Post
But Tukonen barely played in the NHL (5 games) and played 3 full seasons in Manchester. Expectations may have been high at first but it isn't like he was rushed to the show and forced to play on a bad team like maybe Storr was. I fail to see any fault on the Kings part in his lack of development unless it was poor coaching in Manchester...
The way I look at it, it seemed pretty clear that Tukonen, after playing a couple lackluster years in Manchester, was not going to become the top six scorer the team was looking for, but rather than being satisfied with turning him into a bottom-six secondary scoring type, they kept trying to push him into that role, for lack of a better option. Maybe mismanaged would have been a better word than rushed.

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