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01-03-2013, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by shutehinside View Post
I have to agree. I'd rather see him dominate in Junior and come in at the beginning of camp and earn a spot on the team rather than rushing him in this year. He also missed all of last year, so playing the full OHL season and play offs can't hurt.

This year will be a rollercoaster of number of games played in such a short period of time. That could lead to more injuries, exaustion from the sheer work load he's had thus far etc... Also, given the 2 amnesty buyouts next year, I'd imagine Gomez will be gone which will leave another spot open.

I say don't rush the kid. This year's NHL season will be more of a wash than naything else. Why burn a year of eligability and possibly stunt his development.
He's already done that. What more will he gain for another 4 months of playing against lower competition when he's shown he's too strong for that level?

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