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01-03-2013, 12:28 PM
Erik Karlsson PJs!
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Why not? 49 pts in the AHL in his second year, and is on exactly the same pace in his third full year; playing with better players. If his shot and skill are NHL level, he has not shown it yet in the AHL. Yes he had more skill than Condra and Greening, but they are not top 6 players either. Greening has more size and speed.
AHL dot com has Hoff at 5'11 176. By NHL standards that is very small!
I understand your concept of three skilled lines, I just think Hoff is not good enough. Hell, Daugavins is bigger and scored at the same level Hoff did in the AHL. Regin scored at Hoffs pace in his first year in the AHL! He is bigger too.
I also see several guys who will surpass Hoffman as early as next year or the year after......Zibby, Stone, Prince, possibly Da Costa, Pageau, Noesen, Puempel.
Presently on the Sens top 6 list, I have Hoff 9th at best.
Spezza, Alfy, Turris, Michalek, Silfverberg, Latendresse, Regin, Greening........Hoffman/Da Costa.
It's not just about size... and Hoffman is taller than Daugavins, I don't care what they're listed at.
I could see Hoff being a bottom 6 player. 3rd/4th line LW.
BUt for this year for sure keep him in the AHL. Keep giving him top 6 minutes in the AHL to develop his offense until he gets eligible for waivers, and then test him out where ever in the NHL. He could possibly fit anywhere up and down the lineup.
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