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04-25-2012, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Habsterix View Post
For Kristo's development, I don't think it's a good idea. Playing 30-40 games against younger guys instead of a full season in the AHL is a step backwards at his age. But that's just my opinion.
agreed.

very disappointing for the Habs that he is more focused on his NCAA "experience" (be it for education reasons or, probably more likely, for the lifestyle + perks of being the "big man on campus") than he is on his professional hockey career.

100% his decision and he doesn't deserve any criticism from anyone for doing what is best for his personal goals/ambitions...

but it does say something about his professional focus.

If he were truly committed to becoming the best player he can become, AND had the kind of confidence required to want to step into an AHL role as a rookie (playing in a league where he's on the bottom end of physical maturity vs the top-end as he is in the NCAA), then he wouldn't think twice about making the jump.

who knows what his real reasons are for staying back, but imo this definitely knocks him down a peg in our prospect ranking.

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