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04-24-2013, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Frolov 6'3 View Post
Yes that's the new argument nowadays..practicing and learning with the boys. We have rarely seen that kind of stuff in hockey in the past decades but I guess this is the new sensation. Grigorenko has probably learnt a lot as well, so much that the Sabres wasted one year of his entry level contract. I call it; not fully NHL ready. They would have loved to sent him down to the AHL if it was possible.
Rarely in the past decades have teams owned the entire chain. Now that is common. Think about it most teams can now control the development of a player from the very start of their professional carrier. Start them in the system that is used by the NHL club so if they get called up they don't need to learn a new system. Just learn how to play with and against much better players.
It might be newer but that doesn't make it any worse than what has been done in the past. Not saying it's any better either. But different in and of itself doesn't make it bad.

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