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01-23-2013, 03:16 PM
Lars Eller
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Originally Posted by Erik Estrada View Post
TSN: On bringing up 18 year old kids to play in the NHL:

"While there are some players on that list that may have had their development hampered by immediately playing in the NHL -- Josh Bailey comes to mind -- it's hard to argue that elite level players shouldn't be given the opportunity because, based on recent evidence, it doesn't appear to have significantly slowed their development..."
Great points.. The "Ruin a player if you rush him" statement is overblown.

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