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10-11-2012, 09:20 PM
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He had no problem at the WJC last year, in fact he excelled on the small ice surface.
There is however a huge difference between playing on small ice with 17 and 18 year olds and sharing the same ice with the Malkin's and Stamkos's of the world.
Temper your expectations Al. Klefbom is good but expecting him to step into the NHL and play as well as he has in the SEL for the last month is pretty unrealistic. So few rookie Dmen come into the NHL and immediately have "this guy is so good we're going to trust him with 20 mins a night" seasons.
Everything I typed above can be applied to younger Schultz too. Lots of talent? You bet. I'm still setting low expectations (be better than Potter).
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