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02-22-2013, 04:31 PM
Lebanese Leaf
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Originally Posted by Leafs87 View Post
Just like Kadri right ?

This kid should play next year in the WHL no doubt in my mind. Hoping he gets traded to a competitive team, plays world juniors and then AHL time this year and next should have him ready for 2015. No point in rushing the kid, offensive d-men like him take a bit longer. Just throwing it out there that Pieterangelo played 2 years in junior after getting drafted.
So according to you, a player who is drafted and dominates junior, telling you he has nothing left to prove there should be kept out of the NHL for at least 2 more years? This is just ridiculous, it's almost as bad to hold prospects back as it is to rush them.

Pietrangelo got 8 games in 2008-09 after being drafted. He got 9 games in 2009-10 before being sent back to Barrie. And then he was full time in the NHL in 2010-11. Even he only spent 2 years after being drafted before making it full time.

You want to bury Rielly for 3 years. I'm not saying he is going to necessarily be better than Pietrangelo, but even Pietrangelo didn't dominate junior like Rielly is.

Look at Dougie Hamilton. 1 year in the OHL after being drafted, now up full time on a Boston team that is a contender. He's getting the 5th most ice time among D-men on his team, and yet most are praising his development. Is he rushed?

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