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06-20-2013, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Haute Couturier View Post
I actually forgot he would be AHL eligible next season. I think the AHL would be just as good for his development so that would also be preferred to letting him play in the NHL next season, but I'd rather delay his ELC so I think leaving him in the SM-Liiga benefits the Flyers more in the long term.
Sorry to disagree but if the Flyers were to draft Ristolainen, the sooner that he got to play on the smaller NA ice shields and off of the oversized Euro rinks, the better for his development.

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