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02-21-2013, 04:37 PM
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I suppose it'll depend on the definition of "skilled" but when was the last time a prospect wasn't? Apart from Couture and Seto who were top 10 picks (and Couture would be top 3 if not for injuries). Not gonna include Michalek/Bernier because back then the line-up was pretty thin.
Wingels, McGinn, Mashinter come to mind (yes Mashinter). I'm sure Hamilton and Videnesky will have the same problem. Just gotta hope Nieto/O'Reagan/Kuraly won't be ruined.
Unless a player has 1st line potential, the management/coaching staff won't give a **** and will turn them into 3rd/4th liners. Some of it is Sommer's fault, some of it is McLellan's.
Unlike what some like Vaasa think, San Jose is in the business of winning hockey games, not developing prospects. Unless a prospect can show he
to take someone else's spot in the top-six, he isn't going to play there. Development cannot take a second-priority to winning, especially at the stage this team is in.
Those players you mentioned did nothing to merit more ice time. When Mcginn started to show it, he got moved as DW saw more attractive options (and, honestly, probably thought that Mcginn would fall back to earth).
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