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02-22-2013, 08:18 AM
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The way Wingels is playing now (and last year) is the way Wingels plays...he hasn't changed his game at all.
McGinn was given opportunities to show what he could do with skilled linemates and he really didn't show much. He didn't do anything to earn ice time in the top 6 while he was with the Sharks. He's now getting an opportunity in Col on a scoring line and it's working out for him - it happens.
Mashinter and McLaren weren't ever projected to be a whole lot more then what they currently are - 4th liners. People were hoping Mash was going to be a "Clowe lite" but that doesn't mean that's what he was supposed to (or could) develop into.
Just because players can produce in juniors, College or the AHL doesn't mean they'll be able to produce NHL.
It's foolish to think that that is totally independent of the development abilities of an organization though. A good developmental org will help those players transition to the NHL. I tend to agree with KM that the Sharks don't do a very good job with their prospects, unless the prospect does it on their own.
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