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11-27-2012, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Hull Fan View Post
When's the last guy who really came on strong for the AHL team? Dillion had his breakout in juniors. As did Fraser. Vincour practically made the jump straight to the NHL. Philip Larsen is the only guy I can think of that really benefited from his time in Austin but all of those guys were making huge strides before arriving and just continued them there.
I don't really equate AHL development success with how many players appear to grow by leaps and bounds. Ideally, you draft good players and they go on to have a couple of stronger years in junior before going to the AHL. It's not very often that mediocre players "break out" at the AHL level in any farm system. Most will have had their look-at-me year in juniors or Europe.

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