Thread: Prospect Info: Prospect Talk PART VI
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02-14-2013, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeT98213 View Post
The key word here is "building." Why not go to a good, young team that is already highly competitive like the Blues where they have excellent young talent, are already a playoff team and have a proven record of providing opportunity for young talent?

Does a young free agent really want to play for Jack Capuano or on a team without a top goaltender or the semblance of NHL calibre defenseman, save for Hamonic?
He may not, but looking at the Blues, they have a lot of young, skilled forwards already in the NHL (Oshie, Perron, Backes, Tarasenko, Stewart, Berglund, Schwarz). The Islanders may not give you as good of a chance to win, but there may be a better chance to play in the NHL next year. Justin Schultz chose the Oilers after 3 straight dead last finishes because of the combination of a good young core and an opportunity for immediate playing time. Lee might choose the Isles for the same reason, especially combined with the opportunity to burn off a year of his ELC.

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