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01-01-2013, 05:28 PM
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Exactly this. I was referring to Filatov's rookie year in Columbus.
If you want to project a player based on his first 10 games in the league, Filatov looked all-world. If you showed me nothing more than Filatov's first 10 games, and Weircioch's 8 NHL games, I'd take Filatov 100 times out of 100.
I'm clearly not saying Filly > Weir, I'm just saying you can't use 8 games and come to any conclusion of any kind.
You start making decisions like that on small sample sizes, and what you end up with is a guy like Fernando Pisani on a 4 year $10 mil contract.
My comments about PW weren't based just on 8 NHL games.
PW has been ready for the NHL from a skill perspective for over a year, he just lacked the body to go with the skill.
Now that he has filled out a little, he is definitely ready.
Sooner or later people are going to appreciate there is no one size fits all approach to player development, simply because no two players are alike thus making attempts at comparatives meaningless.
FYI using Pisani as an example ignores the fact he had significant health issues (ulcerative colitis), which was finally diagnosed the season following the contract signing.
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