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11-19-2012, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Kulemon View Post
Why? Imagine Rielly continues to progress for 4 more years. The Leafs take their time with him and dont put him in the NHL (even though many hockey experts say he is ready now) and keep him in the AHL. Do you honestly think a talent of Rielly's calibre wouldnt have as much success as Schultz this year in the AHL?
The problem is with prospects is you dont know how well theyre gonna progress. Riellys knee could give out on him or he could hit a developmental wall by then. Schultz is a VERY high end prospect just like Rielly, while being NHL ready and more polished.

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