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11-18-2012, 06:12 PM
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krazy kanuck
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Rookies can't automatically adjust to the OHL 2 months into the season playing a limited role. Not everyone can be McDavid. In order to thrive a player needs opportunities. Stats are not everything, they are useless when projecting a player's NHL potential and that's the ultimate goal for these kids.
Very well said. It's very, very early to be having this conversation at this point. Players need time to acclimatize to the league, not to mention role, icetime, and linemates are big factors in offensive production. Kujawinski and Strome are recent examples of players who were highly thought of coming into the draft, didn't necessarily put up a lot of points with the team that drafted them due to opportunity, and then subsequently proved they were as advertised.

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