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02-13-2012, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Inferno272 View Post
it wouldnt be the worst thing in the world to be honest.

This kid is either going to be a HUGE part of our future, or a HUGE piece to move to help the team. Either way, no need to coddle him. ive felt he's been NHL ready since last season, so who knows.
Yup...this kid already has experience against NHL players by playing in two WCs. While it's not the NHL playoffs, it is against a lot of quality NHL players. The kid is built physically right now to play against NHL players...6'3", 225, with that skating ability? Once again, Ranger brass felt he was ready to go pro last year. The question is more how will his inexperience be a factor. Besides, with Tortorella, it's all about trust. It's why Boyle and Prust got the minutes they do, and why the likes MZA and Avery never found a place in the lineup on a consistent basis.

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