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11-10-2012, 12:57 AM
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It would be stupid if the Flames let Gaudreau turn pro next year. He is a guy that MUST not be rushed. Give him the full 4 years, let him bulk up. He shouldnt be in the NHL if his weight is not at least 170-175. The dude is 150 ish pounds. It doesnt matter how talented he is he will get man handled by NHL defenceman at that weight.
Gaudreau has a good shot at being an NHL player, but impatience will only hinder his chances.
If Gaudrea can win the Hobey Baker and another NCAA championship what else does he have to accomplish at that level? He appears to be ready to move on to the next level next year, so it would not be stupid for him to go pro and spend some time under Ward in Abbotsford. Even @ 150lbs Gaudreau has a ton of lower body strength and is difficult to knock off the puck and wins puck battles as a result.
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