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06-11-2013, 12:15 PM
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Rowley Birkin
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Originally Posted by joshjull View Post
I think the point he's making is they are already playing well as 17/ 18 year olds against men in a league 1 level below the NHL. As opposed to the top junior players who are dominating teenagers in a league two levels below the NHL.
I'm not saying its a negative thing, but I think Jame often puts too much of a priority on it.

Players develop at different rates. I'd pick the guy who is projected as being better in five years, not now.

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Originally Posted by jame
says who?
They may be on the team next year, but the team is not doing anything. I understand why you would want to get the guy on the team as soon as possible to develop the NHL game.... but to me I still want the guy who will likely benefit the team more in five years.


That said I agree with your views on Barkov... not because of the fact he is in a senior league though.

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