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12-12-2012, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by boredmale View Post
It should be noted he was passed over his first year eligible and if you look at his stats this season he is an overager. I personally don't understand why the Islanders didn't send him to the AHL instead of the WHL(especially when De Haan got injured for the season). I sort of think he is a victim of numbers with the Islanders because they have alot of smallish puck moving defensemen on the team
By the time De Haan was injured it was too late. The Isles had De Haan, Donovan and Ness pencilled in as smaller puck-moving dmen. Add in Hamonic and the team wanting some veteran experience as well, and there wasn't any room. They probably wanted him playing top minutes in juniors rather than hardly playing at Bridgeport.

If not for the lockout Hamonic and either De Haan or Donovan would have started with the Isles and I would guess Kichton would have been signed and sent to Bridgeport.

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