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06-24-2012, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by NewHabsEra View Post
Lats leant to become a Pro with the Wild.. He never should have made the team at 19 and should have played at least 1 season in the AHL before making the jump with the Habs.. Hes had it too easy and this is a very good prospect we lost cause we missed the developmental part on this one.. Lats has become a way more dynamic player, he is pretty involved in the game, has found his junior scoring instincts back and if he hadnt been so unlucky with injuries, he would have been in a position to ask for about 3 - 3.5M this summer.. He is a very very interesting gamble cause if he can stay healthy for the most part of the season, he will play a very important role with the team adding some very serious depth.. In other words, little risk, huge reward type of short term signing..
Actually, that was of his damn doing. He had a year left before AHL eligibility, but his agent insisted the Habs sign him now and put him in the NHL or else he would wait for him to go back to the draft so he could be picked by someone else.

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