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05-16-2013, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Nashville Transplant View Post
Let kids develop. 18 year old players should be in juniors. There are exceptions to this rule, but for the most part, teams would much rather let a prospect's body develop into a more NHL-ready situation. Thrusting children into a non or borderline playoff team's lineup is putting way to much undue pressure on them. If it means a year of development, you'll see much better results down the road.
Barkov's body is NHL ready.

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