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11-10-2012, 01:44 PM
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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.
Although I don't necessarily agree that he needs the full four years, I do agree that he should probably be around 170 before he goes pro. I know he's small, but it is possible that he could put on 10 lbs between now and the start of next season, which would bring him pretty close. He could certainly hit 170 quickly enough to make the transition prior to his senior year.
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