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12-23-2012, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by zeus3007 View Post
21 years old is not old for a prospect. He has had opportunity at the NHL level, and performed well as a rookie, and was sent down because he needed more than 4th line minutes to develop. You have no clue whatsoever if you think a 21 year old developing is too old and a "bust".
If we're talking about guys from some swedish tier 3 league or Jr. A / College, then no, 21 isn't old. When we're talking about guys at the top of their draft class, then yes, 21 is quite old to be earning a permanent spot in the NHL.

I'm not saying they are busts at this point, but they're certainly close, and have definitely lost some potential wasting away in the minors. , If Kadri/Paajarvi aren't playing in the NHL as soon as it's back, they will be busts. There's nothing left to learn for them in the AHL, and if they haven't developed enough to contribute at the NHL at this point, it's unlikely they're ever going to develop enough to contribute anywhere near what a team would expect of them given their draft position.

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