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01-14-2012, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by APuckHog View Post
No offense, but whats with the love with him? He is an overage player in the OHL, i would fully expect him to be a point a game player.

But what has he done to earn a ELC? He hasn't progressed in 3 years, in the 2008-09 season he was a point a game player and now he is still a point a game player. Yes he lost a season to injury but thats life.

He looked very average in the prospect tournament as well.

He should be given an AHL contract and let him earn an NHL contract.
Losing an entire development year due to injury is considerable obstacle to overcome. He actually looked very good at Traverse, and he played well enough in his AHL stint last year for the Rangers to consider keeping him up instead of sending him back to Junior. He'll get an ELC.

He has a quality combination of size, skating and finishing ability. It would behoove the Rangers to be patient with his development and keep him in the organization.

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