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02-05-2013, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by JmanWingsFan View Post
Perhaps management thinks it's not yet time to see what these guys have in store. Perhaps they have a plan to slowly bring these guys in in an orderly and structured manner. And perhaps a one or two year contract isn't going to derail this plan, and is better for the team in the short term than throwing too many inexperienced players into the fire.
The problem with this line of reasoning is that our good prospects aren't waiting behind star players, they are stuck behind a bunch of guys wallowing in mediocrity. And by continuing to put off rolling young players into the NHL roster, KH is only creating a bottleneck of prospects with more guys each year knocking on the door.

I think it's ideal to have a bunch of veteran guys on your team for the young guys to learn from, and that's the case for the Wings. But at some point, the top young guys have to play for the Wings. Putting that off just delays those guys acclimating their game to the NHL level if they are ready, and that likely snowballs into delaying other talented young guys from hitting the Wings lineup.

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