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02-01-2012, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by WarriorofTime View Post
Insiders will quietly tell you that any player who plays more than 1 season in the AHL isn't going to be anything special. There's plenty of exceptions to this rule but rarely do they come in the form of top 5 draft picks as those guys are ahead in their development. Hickey's had five years to develop. The fact that people blame a 4 month injury for why he's not in the NHL speaks volumes about the excuses some make. LA isn't the greatest defensive core assembled, if Hickey could help the team win he would be up and playing on the third pair. He's just not that good.
He had a major shoulder and ankle injury and is only in his 2nd ahl season. 22 is plenty young for a defenseman. Reading is fun

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