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09-17-2012, 07:04 PM
Join Date: May 2011
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Fine, be a smartass:
Kris Barch was 25/26 when he suited up for the Greenville Grrrowl of the ECHL. Became an NHL regular with Dallas and now Florida.
Paul Bissonnette was 23 when he played with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL. Now a 4th liner in Phoenix, sure, but still an NHLer.
Francis Bouillon was 23 in his only season with the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers.
A bonus few, just because I know you'll claim small sample size:
Alex Burrows, turned 23 near the tail end of his final season as an ECHL regular with the Columbia Inferno.
Dan Bylsma played two seasons after turning 23 with the ECHL's Greensboro Monarchs.
David Desharnais, 23, Cincinnati Cyclones.
Matt Ellis, 23, Toledo Storm.
Any other baseless arguments you'd like refuted?
Loui Caporusso (Cap) was born on June 29th 1989. He was a full time ECHL player in 2011-12 (starting season at 22, ending at 23)
Barch had already played a couple a seasons in the AHL before playing one season full time in the ECHL, which happened to be the lockout year where he lost his job to an NHLer. Already proven AHLer at that point, and playing ECHL because of lockout. WRONG
In Bissonette's equivalent 22 year old season (2007-08), he played MORE AHL games than ECHL games. Established in the AHL. WRONG
Bouillon played 1 season in the ECHL straight out of junior. He was much younger than Cap. WRONG
Burrows was one I knew was an exception, which is why I said 3 instead of 1. Burrows played his last season in the ECHL in his 22 year old season, the one Cap just had. Then he made the jump to the AHL. Will Cap make the jump this year to the AHL? No. Count: 1
Bylsma: Meant current players, but OK. Count: 2 players ALL TIME have done what Cap needs to do to make it.
Desharnais: Not old enough. Was never 23 in ECHL. It's called Math. He was 21. Not close. Young people know how to count. WRONG
Matt Ellis: Too young. Was his first season out of junior. WRONG
So you found 2 players
that did it. Both made the jump to the AHL rigght after, so Caporusso would need to make the jump this season.
The other 2 closest, Barch and Bissonette, are enforcers. Is Cap an enforcer? Cap is 5'9 and much smaller than Burrows and Bylsma.
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