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07-29-2011, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Barnaby View Post
The Rangers rushed MDZ... I bet if he did another year in the CHL, then AHL - he would be much more ready for the coming season...

Nobody wanted to rush MDZ, but he was so good as an 18 year old in preseason that people were waiting for him with baited breath the following preseason when he was even better as a 19 year old. When the regular season started, he had 9 points in the first 9 games that were supposed to be his tryout. How do you send a kid back when he performs like that?

I am not sure spending a year in juniors instead of the Rangers would have been helpful. He would just dominate everyone there. Other than confidence, it would do nothing else for him.

Last year was a step back, but it was a necessary step back. He went down to Hartford and scored 2/3 of a point per game. MDZ may well get more Hartford experience this year, then come back to the Rangers with a vengeance.

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