Thread: Prospect Info: Tyler Cuma
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02-26-2012, 01:49 PM
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Injuries at the critical years of development really hurt Cuma. He almost played his way onto our team as an 18 year old in 08-09. He was set to make team Canada at the WJC but an injury in camp cost him that chance. He came back a lesser player, evident that he couldn't crack the WJC team the next season. Another injury last year. If not for the knee injury late 2008(pre-WJC), he's in his 2nd/3rd season in the NHL(IMO). Set him back significantly, and he hasn't been able to recover. There's still hope but nearly 2 years into his pro career without getting a look is worrisome, especially with our defense and the injuries that forced an emergency signing of a teammate(Fredheim) over recalling him.

Why was Scandella drafted late in the 2nd? Well, he was a couple years removed from being an undersized forward, and only had 1 season of experience in the Q on a weak team.

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