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12-30-2012, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by oilsp1ll View Post
How is it "setting them up" nicely for years... How do you know Finn was a "great" pick? Guys from 2007 and 2008 (4 and 5 years ago) like Brendan Smith, TJ Brennan, Scandella and Gaunce haven't even cracked NHL teams full time and are/were easily on par with Finn as prospects and fairly similar in style.

If/when Finn turns into a real NHL player its likely not going to be until 2017 and he will still be going through development/sheltering. There is so many things that can happen between now and then I don't know how you can say that.
If Smith was on virtually any team other than Detroit he would have been in the NHL long ago. They are notorious for keeping players in the minors for extended stays, especially d-men. They did the exact same thing with Kronwall and he has turned out ok

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