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08-27-2012, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Winger98 View Post
This would have been a great year for Dekeyser to have turned pro. He probably would have been in the AHL, and with the lockout the AHL would likely have a number of guys playing who would normally be in the nHL. He could have cut his teeth against slightly elevated competition this year, while maybe not having the weight of making an NHL roster on him.
If he's as good as advertised, I doubt he would see much time in the AHL if the Wings had signed him. It seems unlikely that a stud blue-chip defensive defenseman would be unable to beat out White and/or Kindl and/or Colaiacovo on a team that doesn't have any good PKing defensemen.

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