Thread: Prospect Info: Kings Prospects in the CHL/College
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03-18-2013, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by northernKing View Post
Don't want to hijack this thread into a DT vs DL post but you also need to factor in trades involving picks IMO. As for Kopitar most of the credit for him becoming a top line NHL center should go to his father and Kopitar himself. As a teen he was mature beyond his years and his admiring Fedorov truly shows in his top notch two way play. Yes Brown was rushed into the NHL but then again so was a player like Clifford IMO.
One was 18, the other 19. One jumped straight to the NHL right after being drafted, one got another year of junior in. One was being groomed for a top two line role, the other was a 3rd line banger.

If a guy is only expected to make minimal contributions, typically that player can be rushed a bit.

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