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12-13-2012, 07:56 PM
Holden Caulfield
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Originally Posted by vBurmi View Post
I threw developing in to that statement just for a failsafe. You're right, we can't say that the Jets are better or even necessarily as good as the Thrashers at drafting, not yet. I think the development speaks for itself though. Even in their recent good years drafting Bogosian, Kane and Burmistrov, they still rushed them in to the league. The fact Scheifele wasn't rushed in to the league last year is evidence enough for me that the Jets have a better idea about development than the Thrashers did.
Not every player is the same. Many players have success from stepping in immediately. Jumping straight into the NHL didn't set Doughty back, Bogosian was drafted right after him. I dislike this mentality that Scheifele NEEDED to have 2 years in OHL + 1 year in AHL. If a player has proven he belongs at the NHL level, he deserves to be there. Sending back a ready player can be just as bad a set back as keeping a player up too early. There is no formula for proper development.

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