Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Bennett recalled again on 4/7
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03-03-2013, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Ogrezilla View Post
I wouldn't. Well, I would with Despres. I just don't see why we would want to rush Bennett. He has looked good, but he hasn't been so good that we can't justify keeping him out of the top 6. He isn't one of our 6 best forwards right now and we all agree we want to upgrade those forwards.

We don't need to rush him. He will get his chance. Having a full season under his belt wouldn't be a bad thing going into his first playoffs in a top 6 role.
We've already rushed him. The kid was injured most of last season in college hockey, played half a season in WBS getting acclimated to the pro game and was called up to help solve our issues in the top 6.

If he was losing boards battles, turning the puck over, floating and/or just looking a step slow for the NHL game, then yes, I'd say send him back down. But he's not. He's NHL ready. Let's see if he can be an upgrade for us in the top 6 this season. If not, we likely don't have a place on the team for him and he can be sent down.

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