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06-11-2013, 12:15 PM
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.

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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