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02-22-2013, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob E View Post
Always thought Kosmo would be that gritty 3rd line RW, who gets you 15+ goals and is tough to play against. An agitator type. A guy we likely need. But if Callahan comparisons are correct, he could eventually find his way in the top 6, especially if he finds his scoring touch at the NHL level.

Scheifele sure has dominated since returning to Barrie. The kid belongs in the AHL this year, not the OHL. I understand the agreement, but here's a perfect example of where a kid should be in the AHL to continue his development, but has to go back to Jr.
The problem with that is that it hurts the Jr. franchises , it is one thing to lose an under age player to the NHL , but very different to lose them to the AHL imo.

I can accept that , the NHL needs to make the JR. franchises as healthy as possible if they can influence that in any way. Looking at the players below the top 5 or so for Winnipeg , hard to envision that if Scheifele was given real ice time , he would not produce better than most if not all those players imo.

Maybe they wanted to keep another year , and not use one up , but that decision was made.

Always nice to have players in a top 6 role , but Winnipeg also really needs better production from their bottom 6 forwards imo. We are not getting that to the extent we need imo. When the best players are stymied , we aren't getting enough production to get one or two points often enough.

Having some positive scoring contributions from the bottom end would make a substantial difference to wins and losses imo. All part of the build. We need a 1C , maybe another top 6 RW , but also a couple bottom 6 players that can contribute as well.


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