Mark Scheifele sent back to Barrie Colts (OHL)
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01-25-2013, 10:56 PM
The Eternal Skeptic
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That's fine, but if people are thinking that Mark would be outperforming Telegin in St. John's, I'm not sure what they base that on. Watched both play every game last season, and unless something changed over the summer, Ivan was more advanced than Mark's.
If Mark stays up this season, reasonable expectations are 3-4 G, 7-8 A, 10 - 12 points in 48 games. Expecting more than than is putting unreasonable expectations on the kid.
Junior success /= NHL success. It's completely different game. Scheifele has better hockey sense and a better pro skill set, IMO, and will have a much easier time moving to the pro game. Telegin still has potential but he needs time. Things like hockey sense transfer much easier and with less dropoff. Remember that's the AHL level, a guy like Telegin will need to show he can be a scorer there before he can move on. If Scheifele only gets that, it's probably the wrong call to have him at the NHL level. But he looks fairly solid in the time he's been in WPG, we'll see.
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