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04-07-2012, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Habsolument90 View Post
That's stupid. Why would you play an 18 year old in the AHL ffs? Ugh... if anything he stays in the Allsvenskan/SEL for 2 years.
1. Plays with future teammates.
2. Learns the system and has access to our coaches and staff.
3. Could be called up right away if ready.
4. Plays against talent that is one step below NHL level.

Why wouldn't you play him in the AHL smartass? Price was 19 when he won the Calder Cup.

If he's going to stay in Sweden for 2 years then really the only edge he has to draft him goes out the window. I'd rather wait 1 year for one of the Russians to finish Jr.

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