St. John's IceCaps 2012-13
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11-26-2012, 02:23 PM
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IMO, we can be disappointed in his AHL point production so far, AND still be bullish on his future.
I'm just trying to say it doesn't have to be one of the other.
Maybe he makes it, and maybe he doesn't. But as PS241 indicated, only 1 of the 22 players selected after him in the first round of his draft have played more than 10 NHL games.
I'm sure that Minnesota can't wait to see Granlund. And Phoenix can't wait for Gormley. Same with Schwartz, Tarasenko, Hishon, Watson, Bjugstad, Tinordi, Etem, Kuznetsov, Nelson, Howden, etc.
It's as if getting rushed to the NHL before you are ready is a double whammy. Not only can it hurt your development, but if you don't bust out right out of the gate it seems like you're afforded less patience than other prospects playing in Juniors or Europe.
This is also something that really needs to be put in perspective. Just like an old discussion we had comparing Burmi to Couturier, there offense was the same, burmis corsi was much more favorable (harder competition, better results), but he's a year older thus running out of time, while many still believe the other is a likely superstar. Being rushed really is a double whammy.
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