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01-03-2013, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 417 View Post
I don't even think it's that difficult really...if he comes to camp and shows he's good enough to be on this team, then he should be on it.

Sitting in the stands doesn't mean he can't improve as a player...see Tyler Seguin.

Considering the type of prospect Galchenyuk is, the best place for his development SHOULD be in the NHL (that's assuming that the coaching staff is good enough for him to develop) as long as he shows he's capable of playing at this level.

If he starts out strong then fades out...he can still improve as a player, as opposed to abusing 15-20 yr olds in the OHL.
It is a possibility. We do have only 12 forwards and that's including Nokelainen. So a 13th will be in order. And frankly, nobody but Dumont in Hamilton deserve that spot. Just showing you are good enough, you can stretch that concept all you want. Latendresse showed he was good enough real young, yet was sent back. We keep doing it. Did it help them? Did we stopped them from their progression. Tough call. Of course, if he was 3 goals a game every preseason game....well if you send him back, you will be killed in the media so they won't do it. So it remains to be seen. There are positives to be taken out of this even if we happen to suck again this year.

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