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09-04-2012, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Talks to Goalposts View Post
Being a point per game player in the Q and AHL really isn't much to hang your hat on. Most players that can crack an NHL top 6 either have done the same or would have done the same had they played at that level at the ages Desharnais did. 23 year old point per game players in the AHL aren't particularly remarkable. Its also pretty rare to see forwards significantly improve past 25 (unlike defensemen who are on a different curve).

Its not so much a matter of can't happen as what is likely to happen.
I guess I agree on that. I didnt mean to sound like I think he's going to explode into a PPG player. What I should have said is that I think he'll at least maintain his production and wouldn't be surprised if he improved upon it a little.

I agree that his age outshines his past seasons but being a PPG in those leagues is definitely indicative of his offensive talent. If he improves his defensive game, or just general game away from the puck. Variables such as faceoffs, etc. He will definitely at least maintain the production he put up last year.

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