Thread: Prospect Info: Round V, Pick #142: Thomas Spelling
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06-27-2012, 12:27 PM
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I very much doubt he will, that would be a wasted pick given his age and his SEL contract.

I wonder why so many of you would like for him to come to play in the CHL (besides to better be able to follow him)? He will clearly develop better in the SEL, and in 2-3 years he will be ready to come to NA. He is still very rough in his game, and he need to learn a lot and I believe he will do that better in a strong European league than in an American junior league.

I am sorry if I sound a little rough, but I have seen too many European players going to NA before they are ready, and ruining their career. Please be patient with this player, I actually believe he has a chance to become a 2nd to 3rd line NHL player if he is given sufficient time to develop right.
He should most definitely stay in Europe for at least 2-3 more years. The Rangers should think about bringing him over at 21 or 22. He is raw.

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