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02-20-2012, 01:18 PM
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Do you want to draft a potential Markov? I think most scouts and GM's will want to know how the recovery went/ is going before drafting the guy
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We can only dream that pick will become a Markov
The first cautionary tale that comes to my mind is Ben Maxwell. A promising player with good raw skills, who missed a ton of games due to injury and hit a plateau. I know Galchenyuk was a more phenomenal talent than Maxwell, but I think the lesson is the same. The fact that he missed all this time at 17 years old is scarier - the younger the player, the more important games and practices become for consistent development.

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