Carons (lack of) production in Providence
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12-04-2012, 12:37 PM
Took the red pill
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Good Lord....Really? Hate to break the news but every team has picks like that...Plus Chiarelli has only picked one of those guys and a chimp could have done that...
Again, I have no problem if you want to keep Caron in the minors...you might want to tell that to Chiarelli though...
“We want to leave some flexibility, space and that’s not cap space or anything, it’s just I call it development space for Caron to kind of blossom and grow a little bit more as a player,” Chiarelli said. “That does this. Now if we add a player down the line the rest of the summer, we still feel had we kept (Pouliot) and added another player, it really would’ve boxed out Caron so that’s reason one.”
“If he can do something that, just from a pure number perspective,
if he can get what Ben got I would be happy
,” Chiarelli said. “He’s a bigger body. He’s come on towards the end of last year. He’s put some time in the minors. He knows what’s important in his game and what he has to focus on. So you know it’s about the latter stages of development for Jordan and he really knows what we want him to work on and he started doing that. So you see that promise, you see that development, and you know he’s a younger guy and you have to give him a chance.”
I cited Bergeron, Lucic and Seguin as spoiling the fanbase because they spent no time in the minors (Bergeron played in the AHL, of course, during the lockout). The vast majority of NHL players spend time in the AHL (or ECHL), and many bounce between the NHL and AHL before sticking permanently with the big club. And that includes first-round draft picks; only a handful of players stick right of out junior.
By some fans' standards, Rich Peverley, (4 years in the ECHL/AHL), Chris Kelly (3 years in the AHL), Johnny Boychuk (5 years in the AHL) and Adam McQuaid (2 1/2 years in the AHL), were all busts, because they didn't make it before the age of 22.
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