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Zemgus Girgensons signs 3-year ELC with Sabres
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07-13-2012, 01:57 PM
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Maybe, but though we know a lot about Girgensons as a player and prospect, we don't know the whole story about how this decision was made.
Consider a scenario where Regier and Ruff have been told that a repeat of last year is unacceptable and will not be tolerated again. Knowing what the team lacks in terms of positional weakness and team makeup, they decide that fast-tracking Girgensons is part of the strategy to ensure a return to the playoffs and they get to keep their jobs. If they are legitimately under pressure this season, how much do they really care about what Zemgus turns into five years from now?
It's a hypothetical situation and I may just be completely making it up but it is at least worth mentioning that a decision to turn Girgensons pro may not have been with the best intentions for him in 2017, it may have been made hoping he can be fast-tracked to Buffalo this year because potentially, Regier and Ruff won't reap any reward from their selection of Girgensons.
That's possible but his junior coach also agrees he's AHL ready.
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