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08-06-2012, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by topshelf15 View Post
But you throw them out like it is a guarantee,stats are great when the post those types at the NHL level until they do they are just an indicator of what a drafted NHL prospect might do .Take a player like Shawn van allen he was a huge scorer in junior and at the ahl level ,couldnt skate becomes a grinder at the nhl level and stays up that way.If Jarnkrok who we all know can skate and has crazy skill cant cut it at the nhl level in the top 6 do you think he has the ability to play a bottom 6 role??
There comes a point where stats don't tell the whole story, which I freely admit. I also already admitted the Wings' prospects who have problems, mainly Pulkkinen.

When Hakan (That bum that found Datsyuk and Zetterberg) says Jarnkrok will never need to play a game in the AHL, you get a pretty good idea of his bust chances.

And for the record, I suspect that even though Hakan claims Jarnkrok doesn't need to play in the AHL, he probably still will due to roster space.

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