Mark Scheifele sent back to Barrie Colts (OHL)
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01-20-2013, 05:58 PM
Join Date: May 2007
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Half of these posts are so irrelevent. Theres no use putting Mark on a low line full of bangers and checkers when hes supposed to be a scoring player. Send him back to Barie. When we get rid of these bums like Antro and Poni and all that BS excuses. We can fit him in with circumstances that actually work. Hes not strong enough, and he will just get tarnished if he players on the 3rd and 4th lines. Whats so wrong with keeping him in the O anyways.
I agree with this argument. I do not see how playing limited minutes in a grinder role is beneficial to his development into a 1C. If he is kept up then why not on 2nd line with Kane and Jokinen? But what is he supposed to produce with linemates like Slater and Thorburn? They have completely different roles from the top 6. In some ways, Scheif may be a liability for Slats and Thor if they get assigned some shutdown minutes.
Seeing it from the other side, I like the points made about Scheif being closer to resources he needs to physically develop if he stays up with the Jets. Also guys like Hartnell and Legwand had low-production rookie years where they often played on the bottom 6 (usually sheltered) and each has long since progressed up their respective depth charts as better players so I see the merit in that. I'm just not sure it outweighs potential negatives.
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