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07-25-2012, 07:08 PM
Gibsons Finest
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Originally Posted by Sojourn View Post
He's a young and inexperienced player, not an unproven prospect. The difference between Schenn then, and Schenn now, is that he's made it clear he is going to be a good NHL player. It's like the difference between Vatanen now vs. what he'll be 1 or 2 years from now. If he steps into the NHL and shows that his size won't be an issue, and that he can be a great NHL player, you're going to be willing to wait for him to reach that point. Schenn has done that. You can see tangible results of his skill at the NHL level. It's a pretty big difference, in my opinion.
Obviously not completely unproven, but you can almost argue his value was higher a year ago. Last year he was the best junior player in the world, dominated the WJCs, just outstanding in every regard. Then he came in this year and had definite struggles, and aside from a good playoff, showed a little doubt about his very bright future. If Peter Holland comes in next year and puts up 30 points, despite them being close in age, I don't think too many on here would be impressed.

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