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06-20-2013, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Haute Couturier View Post
I think too much is made over that. Timonen didn't come over until he was like 24 and he was fine.

Edited to add: Karlsson and Ekman-Larsson each remained in Europe the season after they were drafted and each played in the NHL the following season. I think another year over there will be good for him. I'd rather do what works with recent young top end Euro defenseman instead of rushing him.
I'd say that a lot would depend on the Flyers' confidence in TPS' (Ristolainen's current club) ability to continue with his development. To use another example, the Flyers would probably be less inclined to get Zadorov to the Phantoms because of the excellent environment in London.

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