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11-14-2011, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfgaze View Post
Not far-fetched but unlikely... He'd be better served playing in the AHL and getting top-pairing minutes than getting limited minutes in the NHL and playing above his head.... Ideally he should follow a route to the NHL similar to Mike Sauer.... Refine his game at the AHL and then come up prepared to handle the rigors of the NHL.
I would agree this is the most likely scenario, you only need to look at this teams most recent history with their young dmen as proof...Sauer, McD and Erixon even MDZ to an extent.

NHL dmen take longer to develop, especially for a big kid.

From all inidcations Torts would prefer the higher end prospects getting minutes in Hartford over limited minutes with the big club. I don't see that changing with McI

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