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12-13-2012, 08:11 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
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So you throw him into the NHL and 18 months from now you will be saying how much of an idiot Burke is for drafting him and he is a bust.
We found a gem. LEt him cure like a fine Scotch.
There is a reason Johnny Walker Blue is $275 for a 26oz'r.
The leafs have said he won't be called back from the WJC's and that is the best thing for him.
And I have no doubt he would give Gardiner a run fo the #2 D-man on this team right now. But we need to let him mature.
First of all.....do not put words into my mouth.
This is not a bottle of whiskey we are talking about, but a highly skilled player and for development to take place the player must be challenged. He will not be challenged in the WHL and he can not play in the AHL, so the NHL is where he is going to be challenged.
I have had the benefit of watching him play a lot over the past 4 years and his game has matured to the point that he will need to play at a higher level.
This is not a typical player we are talking about....he is the best player we have drafted in a very long long time!
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