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02-17-2013, 04:14 PM
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I realize he is in the AHL because of that. But presumably if he is healthy enough to play full speed in the AHL and take hits in the AHL he would be healthy enough to do that in the NHL. A couple of games on a conditioning stint makes sense.... But when will Leafs fans start getting a lot
E concerned not seeing their premier/elite/future Norris trophy winner not playing in the bigs?
There is a big difference in speed between the AHL and the NHL. The worst part of the concussion isn't the concussion. It is the fact that you can't do ANYTHING while you are suffering from the effects. No strenuous physical activity for 1-2 months after essentially doing it every day for years and years to get to the NHL level. That messes with you.
It takes time to get back to form, not just to return from the injury, and since the Leafs have been winning games and we already have too many defensemen, we actually CAN'T call him up until we trade someone, nor do we really need to.
Also, nobody is calling him a future Norris guy.
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