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11-09-2012, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr Jiggyfly View Post
I think Morrow can step into the NHL right now and have a dramatic effect on their PP, transition game and puck retrevial.

The mistakes he would make in his own end, would be more than offset by his unique skills. Despres really struggled in his own end in the A, but was a better player in the NHL. I firmly believe the talent on the big Pens, would help Morrow thrive.

As for DP, ppl just need to watch him before being mad about who they passed on. He has elite skill and ppl will love him when they actually get to see what he can do.

I'm even loving Maatta now as I said, so I'm as happy as I have been with the farm, since I started following the Jacks.
I would have to disagree. Morrow is not ready. He's had trouble with an aggressive forecheck in the games i've watched so far. He has struggled defensively against stronger more mature players in the AHL. Despres is much bigger and stronger and that's why his transition to the NHL game has been smoother. I will agree that his PP play is NHL material but until he can round out his game he's not ready for full time NHL duty. Dumoulin has shown to be much more "NHL ready" and I could see him getting some NHL time this season.


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