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02-03-2013, 01:46 PM
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Despres belongs in the NHL...but if there was a situation where he wasn't going to be getting enough ice time for the big team then he'd have to be sent down to the AHL.

Despres wouldn't have his development ******** by that move...he's a 20 year-old who certainly has never dominated any level he's played in. He'd have more to learn by playing 22 minutes every night in WBS that 10 a night in Pittsburgh (or 0 in the press box).

I think he's in the NHL for good at this point, but him going down to the AHL wouldn't ruin him. Guys like Bortuzzo and Tangradi, who have been in the AHL for so long that they have nothing more to gain, would be the ones that would stagnate if they were sent down (obviously not going to happen since someone would claim them and plug them on their NHL rosters, but hypothetically speaking).

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