Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Palushaj sent down (Feb. 6)
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02-03-2012, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Aurel Joliat View Post
I'm agree with that step between the NHL and AHL. But it's an individual case for each player. I remember Pierre Sevigny and Patrick Poulin who were great players in Junior/AHL but can't translate it to the NHL. It's obviously the same thing for Palushaj. At the opposite, a player like Michael Ryder was bad at the AHL level and he become a solid 2nd liner in the NHL.
By the time Ryder graduated from the AHL he was a great player at that level. He was just your classic late bloomer. Which happens, albeit rarely.

While its individual and certainly dependant on role, you would agree that there needs to be a certain level of play established before a successful jump upwards becomes reasonably likely right? There is a threshold above which a player needs to be before the jump is even worth trying and I don't think Shultz is there. His day may come but I don't think its now.

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