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12-04-2012, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Artemis View Post
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.

Not a single one of those guys were first rounders.

Why can't people question his ability when he's only got 7pts in 19 games this year?

Do those look like good numbers to you? Maybe you can understand the skepticism?

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