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02-15-2013, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Sorinth View Post
Here's a study by the IIHF, it's mostly about european players coming over to NA and how it hurts their development. However many of the topics apply to NA players being rushed to the NHL. Essentially it's important for them to be in a place where they can develop their skills, if they are struggling for ice-time, or barely treading water because too much is being asked of them then they aren't developing like they could.

If you want to believe rushing players who aren't ready doesn't hurt them than go ahead it doesn't make you right.

Yes or no do you think the value of a top-5 pick is more or less than 5 1st round picks spread evenly from 11-30 in a normal draft year.

What results? We know how it worked out Gainey's way, we have no idea what would've happened if he followed your idea.

We saw tons of young players come in do well initially, get a big head, and stop developing. It's still early to tell but so far Price, Pacioretty and Subban seem much more level headed then guys like Ribeiro, Latendresse, Higgins, Komisarek were at the same age/experience. Maybe it's just those particular players but everyone who has any responsibility in developing players for the NHL says the environment has a big impact. Every other professional field also thinks it's helps in their field as well.

We traded arguably our best goal scorer, a depth scorer, and a defenceman who the year before was in the top-4. In return we got one roster player of lesser quality and several picks/prospects. How is that unintentionally tanking? Gauthier sold all the UFAs he could and a player with a big contract. Even if I were to believe you in thinking he coulda got more how does that change whether it was intentional or not?

Why does Price get dismissed as a fluke but Kopitar dropping to 11th is proof that LA had the best idea of all time. They both required their teams to get lucky and make the most out of that luck.

I'm not losing sleep over that

No one had T.O. at the very bottom of the league but believe what you want.

That's because I didn't make up my own definition for word to include 'must be done via a draft'

Kaberle was traded for before Gauthier decided to sell so I'm not sure why you are bringing him up. The Cammalleri trade was a sell, but you're fixated on Bourque so I don't want to get into that again with you.

Because it's very risky to do it when you're a team in MTL's position. You want to pretend that risk doesn't exist, I don't.

Would it make you feel better if I told you Calgary should rebuild by selling off vets and sitting in the bottom for a number of years? Because it makes sense for them but not us.

dont know why you bother mate, LG regurgitate the same stuff over and over and over and over...

and as soon as you'll show him how silly his arguments are and how wrong he is seeing all this, he'll put you on ignore.

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