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03-23-2013, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by DownieFaceSoftener View Post
AHL is the majority home for lesser pedigree players.

Not sure either of them spend time in the AHL. Cousins has 103 points. Laughton looked fine up with the big club. They may want to keep them together, which could mean they both play as early as next year with the club, especially with 4 forward spots opening up. 3, really, I suspect they may try to resign Gagne. 2, if they bring up McGinn or Holmstrom.

They might get AHL time, but not certain of it. Or they could do what they did with G. Around 30 games in the AHL, then up. Would be odd to bring them up as a pair though, due to having to make space for both on the roster if you were to do a half AHL half NHL split for the year.
I dont think I agree with this. There are ALOT of teams out there that dont try to rush their young players up. An example is Detroit with Brendan Smith and Nyquvist. The AHL, if you have good coaching, can be a very good place to bring up young (20 or so) yr old prospects so they can get used to the pace and size of the game.

Next year with a team of Cousins, and additions like Alderson and Flanagan (with hopefully others), hoping that there is a chance that the AHL can turn it around. Not a big fan of Murray though, liked Patterson ALOT better. He prepared the kids alot better than Murray has. Now I like Cousins and Laughton, but I do think one has to be careful with HOW young the team is. You can't have a team with all 20-21-22 yr olds. Thats not a recipe to win. You need vets to teach the kids.

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