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11-27-2012, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghoste View Post
Nice. I'm curious to see what his next step is (barring the lockout going into next season). I'd kinda like to see him in the AHL and be brought up that route but we'll see.

To be honest, I don't think the Panthers will send him to the AHL if/when he goes pro next season. I think that usually you see non blue-chip prospects get sent to the AHL when they turn pro. Or they have question marks about their game for some reason and the NHL club wants to the develop them a little bit more. For example maybe they are on the smallish side, just to pick a reason there may be questions about them as prospects, obviously that won't be a question about Bjugstad. If there is a question I don't think it would be enough for the Panthers not to at least give him a shot next season. And besides, he would have played three years of college hockey at that point and would be 21 years old at that point, so I think that he will be with the Panthers next season if/when he turns pro.

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