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02-01-2013, 01:10 AM
TK 421
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Originally Posted by HooliganX2 View Post
I agree with you here people seem to forget about McRea and Sonne's last CHL seasons. They both were impressive. People are jumping the gun thinking he makes Stewart expendable. Way to early. I understand being excited about him but he's older then a decent amount of the players in the CHL and physically more mature. I had high hopes for Sonne and now he doesn't seem like he will ever be an NHL player.
Your first problem was thinking that Sonne or McRae were legitimate scoring line players at this level.

Your second was thinking that they were standing on similiar ground at the same age as Jaskin.

Jaskin is skull****ing the Q in a way that neither Sonne or McRae ever did. Sonne put up monster points as an overager, but didn't have the physical gifts to dominate the way Jaskin does. McRae never had any season similiar to Jaskin's current one at any point period. Neither projected as a scoring line player at the NHL level with Sonne being a maybe 4th liner and McRae getting consideration only due to lack of center depth. So I'm not sure why you're trotting out these two schmucks as a cautionary tale for how Chris Stewart isn't expendable at some point.

The important thing here is that we now have a NA context for his game and data that consequently makes him easier to project as a NA pro. We'll see where it goes.

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