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02-05-2013, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Brick Top View Post
Except it's not "throwing them to the wolves" if their game is NHL-ready, they have been great for a while at the AHL level, and there are only average to below-average vets playing in their place with the Wings. Burying them in the minors doesn't let them acclimate to the NHL game, meaning you are delaying their ability to help the team win. Have them up this season with the Wings so that they are better players next year, and you're saving cap space (team MVP) to use on high profile vets.
Right on the money.

Unfortunately the majority of the people on here are very short-sighted and won't see it this way.

The same people who were complaining that Smith doesn't look as good as they would like, will be complaining when Nyquist or Tatar join the club and don't look as good as they expect. Not realizing that it's because they had their development staggered playing in a league where they have nothing left to gain, and should all have more NHL games to date than they currently have.

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