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04-26-2013, 07:53 PM
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That is all well and good, but IMHO where teams go wrong is to bank on a player performing in a certain role on the big club when their pro performance is a total unknown.
Who knows? Trouba might walk onto the Jets roster and right into the top 4. He might stun the league a la Karlsson. But when you start planning your season around players in roles that you have no idea if they can handle, you are in big trouble.
Plan for a year without Trouba being a meaningful player in Winnipeg. If he ends up here, contributing, consider it a bonus.
I am not sure where you are getting the banking on part from. He's being handled like players who have had the same progression vector. It's not unreasonable to keep him on that path until he demonstrates he requires something different. He isn't coming from Junior. He was exceptional as a true freshman against men. There are no guarantees of course, but there is no reason to believe he won't be on the team next year.
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