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04-21-2013, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16 View Post
Nurse isn't that far off at all. You're probably looking at 2 - 3 years with Nurse...
I don't think we're disagreeing here. I said several years--you said 2-3 years. The point is, I don't think we should expect him in the line-up next season.

Originally Posted by orange is better View Post
If we drafted nurse, I really wouldn't be surprised to see him slotted into the 5th or 6th spot next season. Look what they did with sbisa, and nurse certainly projects to be a better player than sbisa IMO.
Better projection doesn't necessarily mean NHL ready--and Sbisa wasn't being groomed into a possible #1D.

If we draft Nurse, I certainly hope he's back in the OHL, playing a #1D role there--top PP minutes, etc. That would be much better for his development then playing 15 minutes a night in the NHL, particularly because it is the offensive part of his game that might well need the most work.

I'd be fine with them possibly working him into the line-up in 2014-2015--but he might also benefit from some time in the AHL.

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