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11-15-2012, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
I'm not saying the weight assigned to Hasek's minor league experience was completely fair -- but it was part of the conversation. As far as I can tell so far, the project has a pretty consistent standard that minor/junior performance is part of the whole package, and especially so when the experience continues into the middle of the career.

TBH, I'm willing to hear an argument for ignoring lower levels, but it's kind of hard to understand why we would give a 25-year-old a pass for a mediocre senior league season and punish a 23-year-old for a mediocre NHL season. Seems reasonable to expect these guys to perform well at every level.
Context matters. A 23 year old in the NHL is playing at the elite level regardless of the era.

25 year old in a Senior league, example Durnan, was in a transient league with players flowing thru the league.

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