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08-25-2012, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Victorious Secret View Post
I think they are heavily underestimating it.

Some of these players would have made the jump right away. Hopefully some teams would have had the patience and let them develop further.
Dude... you're listing players that never played in the AHL even during the lockout (overager in the OHL is not a benefit for a top prospect IMO), and even players who did not even play during the lockout year, and players who were still in the AHL AFTER the lockout.

Sorry... you can't include those players IMO. They were where they would have been anyway in most of those cases as well.

It's the ones like Mikko Koivu who benefitted last time, going to the AHL when he was a sure bet for the Wild roster... yet Mikko was still going to be Mikko whether he spent that single season with the Aeros or not. Someone that good isn't becoming that much better because he spent an unexpected year in the AHL. You cannot convince me of that either.

As I said, agree to disagree. Believe what you will... I still say a lockout is bad for everyone... ESPECIALLY the Wild.

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