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03-05-2013, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Sweech View Post
Scheifele was already a late bloomer to begin with.

You have to remember that he only had one year in the OHL under his belt when he was drafted in the first place. Which was why it was so remarkable that he performed the way he did in training camp. No one expected that; he was expected to be somewhat of a project.

For comparison Couturier already had 3 years of junior in the Q and he went to the NHL directly after the draft. This is only Scheifele's 3rd year of OHL.
I'm well aware of all that. Mostly I just don't want to hear anyone say he "needs"/"should" have multiple years on the rock. If he has/needs multiple years on the rock, the chances that he never makes it beyond the third line skyrockets.

Obviously it's not 100% indicative of future failure, but it certainly is not something we should be hoping for/expecting. Every prospect is different, i get that, but we should really be hoping for him to be making his debut next year, with at most one season in the AHL.

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