This Year's Surprise At Camp?
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07-06-2012, 10:56 AM
Join Date: Nov 2010
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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. NO MATTER WHAT, No goalies other than Bryz/Leighton. I was so against Bob in the NHL right from the start and it absolutely ruined his "year" last year, I still think his career may be OK.
Also, Just because Cooter made the jump last year, lets not assume others should. Cousins and Laughton should not be rushed. We don't need them, let em develop. IMO - Goalies should have a minimum two years in the AHL, preferrably 3. D-men should have a minimum of 2 years. Forwards should finish their junior eligibility, hopefully get some World Junior experience. At least 1 year in the AHL.
The only exception should be "elite" top 5 prospects who absolutely dominate against their peers. Sean Couturier fits that description.
P.S. Luke Schenn was ruined the same way. Hopefully, he can bounce back, but Toronto ***** him.
Yeah...Toronto didn't do that at all.
Schenn was dynamite in his first year...as good as a top 5 pick can be.
So the idea of the Leafs "rushing him" is not true at all. Sure it would be better in hindsight if he played @ Kelowna for another year but he was physically and mentally ready to play in the NHL.
He has had 4 years in the NHL;
1st year he played as good as a Defensive D in his rookie year can play.
2nd year...he sucked but everyone termed it the sophomore slump.
3rd year he was better but still not quite as good as his first year.
4th and last year he was terrible and you really couldn't tell the difference between him and Komisarek.
To this day, his best year has been his 1st year.
If that pattern holds true, you guys will get a good year from Schenn.
I wanted him to stick around under Carlyle but if he was bad this upcoming year, he would no longer have any substantial value.
Everyone would just throw a low 1st round pick and a 2nd round pick for Schenn.
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