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01-22-2013, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
I know the factors working against Nino in his first season, but I just find it to be a pretty outrageous double standard. If we had a prospect in that situation, people would say that a great prospect should be overcoming those obstacles, not succumbing to them. People already say worse about players on our team (Eller, Leblanc) who have shown as much more. Let alone Desharnais, who actually has proven he can produce at the NHL level.
Nino was rushed into the NHL and forced to play a role he wasn't comfortable in without being physically ready. The same thing that got Eller and Leblanc so many haters for essentially the same people is telling, it's players like this being wasted in poorly managed organizations that you take such risks on. Nino actually bounced back in the AHL afterwards more so than Leblanc did.

I find Nino is always either over or underrated though, he was drafted too high but the kid is definitely first round talent.

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