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08-11-2011, 06:12 PM
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Intuitively, one ought to be skeptical of picking this kid at twenty based on his complete lack of playing hockey at all due to injuries. That's plural, by the way. It wasn't just the back, if I recall correctly. Wasn't it a foot or an ankle then the back and now a knee?

Stop taking a defensive position on this just long enough to be reasonable.

How many hockey games is this kid going to get in between 16 and 19? Kind of important developmental years, no?

09-10 he had 2gp for the USNTDP. Last year he had nine games for that team and six for the under eighteen team.

That's 17 games in the last two years. He's now going to be sitting out until December. He turns 19 in March. Sarnias regular season ends the month of his nineteenth birthday, March.

Say he gets six games in December, 12 in January, 12 in February, and eight in march.

55 games in three seasons. 55 games over the course of three crucial developmental years.
Why pick this player when there are healthy ones on the board?


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