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2012 Prospect Thread IV
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11-14-2012, 12:30 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Louisville, KY
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The difference between Gillies and Bulmer?
With Gillies, he COULD have developed into a solid bottom six forward, but we screwed that up by rushing him to the NHL and not giving him the proper development time in the juniors and AHL.
With Bulmer, he has an extra year of juniors compared to Gillies, and is slowly being brought through the AHL.
That is exactly what needs to happen if Bulmer wants to devleop into an agitating bottom six forward. I don't think many of us REALLY expected him to be a top six forward, but if he can be a physical, agitating staple third liner, I will be happy to have spent that 2nd round pick on him.
Not arguing your point at all. A lot of our prospects were not put into good environments to develop.
Just wanted to say that I do not believe another year of juniors or anything would have made the outcome for Gillies any better. I simply believe he has very little hockey awareness and some of the worst hands I have seen.
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