Trade Speculation Part III
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02-18-2013, 11:52 AM
Join Date: May 2011
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DEVILS ALL THE WAY
Again, I have no idea why Merrill is considered to be a "untouchable" around here. His game is nothing spectacular to warrant such high praises IMO.
I can remember when the hot item of the month was Brandon Burlon and how he could eventually turn into something real solid for our team down the line.
All I'm trying to say is that we have to be real carefull when it comes to "hyping" our rookies, especially when that rookie is a 21 year old who never played a pro game in his life who's getting some coverage mostly for his off ice "problems" then anything else.
Merrill probably was the stud player of the year in the NCAA as a freshman but since, he doesn't look to be stepping up his game according to his very average #'s he's been posting since.
I'll start to hype the kid when he can prove himself in Albany or at camp but I'm not getting excited over the fact that a 21 year old is doing "well" at the NCAA level.
Jeeez, what's your problem with Merrill? For starters, comparing Merrill with Burlon, really? Merrill has always had bigger potential than him and has always been the better player of the two. Sure Merrill has had his troubles off the ice recently and has been unlucky with a severe injury. No wonder his numbers are down compared to his extraordinary freshman season. He's barely played regularly since then. I think we should wait and give him time in the organisation with Albany first before making a definite decision on his future.
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