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02-17-2013, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by ULF_55 View Post
No I'm saying junior is junior.

Until they are doing it in the NHL we don't know what they can do in the NHL. You don't trade a young player in the NHL because you have a junior prospect who might not be ready for 2 years.
I agree. I have seen enough young Swedes looking great in the SEL, against highly skilled men, but who once they reach the NHL looks ok but nothing more and that it takes years for them to finally be able to get noticed in the NHL the way they got noticed in the SEL.

Gardiner is a developed player who is not only NHL ready, he is an actuall NHL player. That is a huge advantage for us when Reilly join us since we can afford the privilege of developing him the right way and put him in situations where he is more likely to succeed with out having to rush him. If he can make the jump right away and be able to contribute out of camp, then that is great. Then we have two skilled defenders and that have been a great advantage for several cup winners to have.

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