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03-28-2012, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by BigG44 View Post
I didn't get the impression that he was as NHL ready as Chiasson or had the ability to dominate a game like Chiasson. I was definitely surprised the team puts him ahead of Alex to be totally honest.
I don't think Reilly's NHL assignment is completely reflective of the organization's views of the two prospects relative to each other.

I also don't think this was much of Jackson's decision. There really isn't any harm for any prospect to play at least a handful of games in the AHL. Joe probably told him he needed one of these NCAA guys to fill a hole in the NHL lineup and Jackson probably recommended Reilly as the best candidate. Perhaps it's because Reilly is the better player, perhaps because he feels Chiasson is too important to rush.

If Chiasson is indeed being developed as a center prospect then he's not even a candidate for promotion because that's not really an area of need for the NHL club.

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