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10-14-2012, 06:09 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Exit Dose View Post
It's the thing that was bothering me most when people were expecting him to jump straight to dominating the NHL - particularly when the occasional Duck fan would suggest that it made guys like Ryan expendable, or putting him way ahead of Palmieri. His performance in the W inspired confidence, but sometimes you have to look beyond the numbers and see how those numbers got there, and how easily those skills will transition to the next level. I think he'll get there, but the expectation of instant gratification was ridiculous.
Great points. Personally, I like Palmieri better than Etem, and I'm also high on Holland.

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