Thread: Line Combos: 2013 Line Combos Thread II
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02-08-2013, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by JamesRanger View Post
He did all of those things well in his AHL stint. That was against the improved version of the AHL that no longer exists. Then again he had decent linemates and a preseaon in the AHL so that probably helped.
I have to disagree. I did not find his cycling to be strong at all. He fell down quite a bit. He also was still adapting to his positioning in the defensive zone. On breakouts, he held onto the puck long. It did work on occasion but that is something that could be improved as well. The only thing he dominated in the AHL was the PP.

No offense but the thought that a 20 year old could not learn anything in the AHL is nuts to me. I am not even someone who is on the "send him to the AHL" bandwagon. I am fine with him staying at wing in the NHL. But I have no problem with him learning more in the AHL. Again, has a prospect ever busted because he spent time in the AHL for a season?


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