Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Zibanejad back to Sweden
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10-26-2011, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Minister of Offence View Post
All I was replying to was the suggestion or implication that since Couturier is still in the NHL, we may have been better off taking him.

My reply is, they may have known Couturier could have played right away and still liked another player more. Couturier playing now over Zibanejad probably means nothing to the Sens in regards to how they measure up in 5 years.

He wasn't expected to play this year.
I can agree to that. I just wanted to point it out that Couturier is still in the NHL and the Flyers have actually said that they won't be returning him to the juniors, I felt it was relevant.

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That's also exactly how you screw up some prospects's development. I can name a bunch of players that were negatively effected by playing too many NHL games too soon. Yeah, NHL experience is great but there's a reason most prospects don't jump from the draft to the NHL full-time.

This was the right move for everyone involved.
I agree, sending Zibanejad back to the SEL is the right decision. I didn't mean to indicate otherwise.

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