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09-10-2006, 07:13 PM
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On one hand it is good to hear that a player wants to take a step up. It shows enthusiasm. On the other hand, I think another year at Jr would be best for the kid.

He had a good year last year and a great playoff run. The next logical step is for the kid to have a chance to be the go to guy. It teaches the player a lot about how to handle the extra pressure, as well as putting in the extra effort night after night. This is something the pro player must get used to.

He may have a lot of the skills to take the next step, but he is still built like a Jr player. The kid is game, but not physically ready yet. There is absolutely no reason to rush the kid to the AHL.

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