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01-23-2013, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by e46330ivs View Post
Pierre Maguire had a pretty good point this morning on the team, was it the 07 Draft with Eller, he said to have a look and see how many guys from that year have been traded already, is reasoning was the pressure on these kids at too young an age.
Maguire is a fool.

I suppose only kids from the 2007 draft were under more pressure than kids from every other draft??

The fact is that in retrospect it was a very weak draft as far as top end talent is concerned. Many of the players that were traded were included in deals to acquire big name talent as opposed to being jettisoned due to a lack of progression.

As an example, Kyle Turris was under relatively no pressure in Phoenix and playing in the NCAA but really struggled to improve his game. If he was brought up as an 18 year old, everyone with a half-cocked opinion would be crying in unison that the Coyotes brought him up too early and stunted his development. Turris is slowly improving and we don't know what he will end up being but the first few seasons of his career will have absolutely no bearing on the type of player he is when he is 30.

These players are going to progress at their own rate and sometimes not at all. There is very little an NHL team can do that will have an effect on their final outcome as an NHLer other than to possibly slow the process.

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