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04-25-2012, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by STL fan in IA View Post
I think it would be silly of HF to not graduate RNH and Schenn just because they barely missed the 65 game cutoff. They've made that exception before. Toews played just under 65 games his rookie season and they still graduated him. Then again, Oshie also played just under 65 games his rookie season and they didn't graduate him. I think it would be silly not to graduate RNH and Schenn though. The 65 games should be a guideline, not an absolute no exceptions rule IMO. Those two only missed the 65 games because of a couple injuries. They're established NHLers at this point - no longer prospects.
Well then if RNH graduates Tarasenko should definitely be #1. I think Boston's Dougie Hamilton will also be pretty high up the list.

Originally Posted by stlweir View Post
Certainly many options for the PP which makes it tough to earn PP ice time. Dags and Stewart have both shown the ability to score on the PP yet both saw limited time. Tarasenko would have to earn PP time which won't be easy.
Knowing Hitchcock, he'll likely have to prove his worth on the PK first.

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