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07-07-2011, 12:02 AM
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Yelnats Puc
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Originally Posted by Immanuel View Post
Columbus shat the bed numerous times when it comes to developing talent. It's no secret.
Uhhh, yeah, that's sort of the point. That's a defense of Filatov's character and work ethic, not of his NHL future.

I never said the wasted years wer his fault, maybe they were, maybe it was Columbus, maybe it was both. That doesn't change the fact that in the end, he failed to show much progress at all in 3 years. Maybe he develops fine from hereon out, but those 18-21 years are so crucial for a player's development, and he's not getting those years back. So how does he still have such a high ceiling, when he's made no steps towards it in 3 years? Do you not have to concede at some point that maybe the ceiling is lower now than it was when he was drafted?

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