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01-22-2013, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Shoey View Post
The fact that this kid doesn't look out of place at 18 with no training camp and no pre-season games is astounding. He's got little to benefit from more time in the Q and if he's here they have full-time access to him. They can get him on whatever conditioning program they want, they can give him a veteran mentor and roommate.

Keeping him isn't hurting them, and he's likely already the 3rd best center in the organization anyway.
Agree with all of this. Think the offense will come with time. He's created a few decent chances. And it will probably improve once leino comes back. Ott and hecht aren't bad, but leino's game has more offensive potential to it. Yesterday grigs had a shift with kaleta and ellis...he can't single handedly produce on offense. Plus, let's say the sabres send him back to the Q, then our lines are:

That's a way less dynamic third line and a pretty bad 4th line. And if hecht gets injured...
Also I'm hoping ruff gives him some time on the 2nd PP unit, FES hasn't done anything. I think his speed and playmaking ability would really help

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