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2012-2013 Rangers Prospects Thread (Player Stats in Post #1; Updated 12/5)
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08-25-2012, 05:21 PM
Join Date: Apr 2004
Spelling seems to be of to a avg start för Rögle.
They are taking it very slow with him, which is a bit suprising. I heard their GM talk earlier, and he was thrilled to get Spelling but seem to indicate that he could need time to adjust to the SEL. But for me, I heard that like that he still was going to play but not be a star from the getgo. Now I am not so sure what their plans are. They are a team that just was promoted to the SEL and hence got like 10-15 new players, and their coach seems a bit overly focused on getting his established new players set on the team. Like Spelling has been benched half of the pre-season games, and when he has played I have heard some
reports of how good he was (like litterary "Spelling played and he was actually pretty good"), and then he is benched again the game after. I hope he hasn't been dealt a bad hand here. He already seem to be a bit on the outside looking in and his team is talking about needing one more forward and there is also another forward (Mike Iggulden) who has not yet joined them for tax reasons so the competion will get even harder. I think many other teams would have liked to sign him and would have used him instantly in a good role. But this is kind of the problem with teams that just have been promoted, a team like that already has a roster of players who did a heroic job for them, but a 2nd tier team often needs a new 1st line to cut it in the SEL, so they basically get "five" lines, a new first plus a full team. Granted the old full team from the 2nd tier league aren't that great, it can still be pretty crowded for a young kid who is brought in because of his potential.
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