Nino Niederreiter - Requests Trade
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01-23-2013, 06:21 PM
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How is he more ready than Machacek, or even Scheifele? Did you even see the numbers Nino put up last year? In 55 games, he put up a single point. Mark matched that in his 7 game stint. Being a star in the AHL doesn't mean a player is NHL ready.
Nino's stats from last year are irrelevant. He got no minutes and he played with players who had no ability to generate offence as a line. Marty Reasoner was absolutely awful last year.
He's having a really good year in pro hockey, was dominating early on when a lot of NHLers were in the A. He's older and more experienced than Schiefele and in watching him play a lot, I believe he would be a more productive NHL player at this moment than Schiefele. He's more ready than Machacek because he has a lot more talent. He's easily just a better hockey player.
Bottom line, he's still a valuable core-type prospect to the Islanders, like Schiefele and Burmistrov are to the Jets.
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