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06-06-2013, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by lou4gehrig View Post
As for waiting for players to develop heres the age most of today's top players started playing regularly.
E Staal-20
J Staal-18
Kessell-18
Kane-18
Stamkos-18
Ovy-19
Crosby-18
Letang-20
Hall-18
Getzlaf-20
Tavares-18
Sedins-18
Duchene-18
Kopitar-19
Nash-18
Seguin-18
Carter-20
Backstrom-19
Thornton-18
Suter-20
Weber-20
Doughty-18

All those guys turned out alright despitr being "rushed".

I'm sure crawlingkastitsyn will say that these are all anomalies despite being the majority of the best players in the league.
There is a difference between "playing regularly" which Gallagher and Galchenyuk did last year and throwing an 18 or 20 year old kid on the 1st line against tough competition.

Doughty was drafted a late birthday so he would have been 19 his rookie year.

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