Thread: Speculation: Wild to obtain a Dman?
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01-07-2013, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by NHL1674 View Post
Well that much is obvious. I can't see him ready for a couple of years. Don't want to rush him. But if they need a guy to fill in a spot for a handful of games, I could see them testing the kid out. It'd allow them to measure his progress and have some instructional meetings with him. Plus, playing in a couple of games could provide a huge spark of motivation that may help push him a bit when he goes back to juniors.
No problem in seeing how he does with some NHL defensemen and coaching. If he shows up and gels with one of the guys and can play 8-10 minutes, great. If not, he can take the experience and the coaching back with him to juniors - hopefully with a positive attitude to finish the rest of this year well.

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