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12-05-2012, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by steffeG View Post
Brynäs---49 24 30 54 MVP+MVP

I don't see what the point of this is? Why not throw in Alfie's teenage stats as well?

Sure, Zibanejad at 18 was having more of an impact than Silfverberg at the same age, but Silfverberg's development since has been rapid in an upwards direction.
Perhaps the point is that a player that didn't dominate at 19 did develop markedly, to say the least, in the following couple years of his career. Silfverberg developed extremely well, if ZIbanejad develops on a lesser level, he's probably gonna turn into a pretty solid NHLer and a nice pick compared to most 6th overalls.

It shows how griping about a pick and ripping up his future at 19 is just silly.

It's normal for 19 year olds to get a lot better as they age and mature physically...and gain experience. If he develops on the level that Silf did, which shouldn't be expected, he'll be a better player.

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