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07-05-2012, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Iridium128 View Post
Does anyone know how soon Teravaianen is away from being a full-time NHL player?
Real tough to say but most scouts think he's probably 1-2 years away. It all depends on how his off-seasons go and how he continues to develop. The only holes in his game right now are the fact that he is weak (he's really not all that small) compared to the men in the FEL. He still put up points there, quite well, but he didn't really win a lot of board battles our out muscle (unsurprising, but he didn't lack a willingness to try).

So what is said is that he's already scored well against men but he hasn't really played a full game well against men. Not to say he'll ever be a dominant two player but he still needs more. His game is NHL ready, his body is not. Let's not forget he's basically the youngest player drafted this year.

So I'd say best case is he comes in year after next. He's already shown incredible development over the last year so it's possible he's ready for the year after next. Most have him ready the year after that though.

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