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10-12-2011, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by redbull View Post
I think Kabanov would benefit from playing against men in pro hockey MORE THAN he would playing junior. Even with less playing time, that level of competition (talent, size/strength, less time/space to make plays) is something he'll face in the NHL, something he'll need to overcome.

I don't believe in rushing prospects, for sure, but especially Kabanov. He's got real enthusiasm for the game and a lot of potential, but we won't be an effective NHL player unless he gets stronger and learns to play different.
I agree. Also, the shorter game schedule will make it easier to bulk up, and playing against men will help give him incentive to do so.

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