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04-01-2013, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by KingBogo View Post
I agree with most of what you said. Atlanta did rush their prospects but really only Burmi is suffering any long term effects.
You don't think Kane and Bogosian would've improved faster with more development time? I still see flaws in their games that could've been fixed years ago. Kane is too one dimensional, and Bogosian still has serious issues with defensive zone coverage. The problem is Atlanta didn't have any sort of development system, I don't even think they had a proper AHL affiliate.

And you can't hold your picks out until they are 21 just on principal. You bring them in as they are ready. Just as much damage can be done to stagnate a player's development if they are playing against competition they have out grown. IMO Trouba will be an example of this.
I don't think that's true, but development through an AHL system for all but absolutely elite players is the best path.

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