Is Mikael Wikstrand NHL ready?
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01-06-2013, 08:50 AM
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Remind me how the EK experiment worked again?
Well, we waited a full year after he was drafted before thinking about giving him NHL games, and even then he needed an AHL stint. That's how the EK experiment worked.
... so if we're following Karlsson's path, Wikstrand shouldn't be considered for an NHL role until next year, with the very likely possibility that he spends part of the year with Bingo...
and that's comparing our 7th round pick to the reigning Norris trophy winner
. If you want to compare him to almost anyone else on earth, he needs more time.
Also: Wikstrand hasn't even played a single SEL game yet, let alone the NHL. He hasn't even made it to the "big leagues" in Sweden yet, let alone the best league in the world.
Let's give the kid some room to breathe.
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