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12-15-2012, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Montreal Impact FC View Post
The thing with defenseman is we never know for sure how their game will translate to the nhl... i will use as exemple the top draft picks and say often a top pick defenseman as more diffuclty reaching expectations...
True, but junior-to-NHL is a looooong development path whereas AHL to NHL is a smaller jump. I tend to hate D prospects and also throw players in the bust bin earlier than most - when prospects stall in development that's a massive red flag. PPG in AHL at 20 is my line in sand for impact NHL forward. For D-men, I want to see +/- and points improve every season in the AHL and if they aren't NHL pros by 22/23 I'm not very high on them.

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