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07-19-2013, 01:19 PM
S Bah
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My hope is that fans don't put exaggerated expectations on this kid in his first year in the OHL (the best Junior league in the world). Let's not forget that Brandon Saad, Tyler Bigg's, and Tinordi all came from the USHL to the OHL, the travel, eating habits, workouts, prep. for games are doubled and none of them were ready for that.

How could they be ready?

They had never played a 100 game season, ever in their lives and at better competition than they faced except in WJHC's. The WJHC's are a small sample to go by, certainly they all performed well, but the preparation was in place from the coaches that always lead the USNTDP into the world's.

So let's not make goals for our prospects, especially ones that have been shown to be exaggerrated in the past. Mike will hit a wall about half way through the season much the same as Jarred Tinordi did his first season in the London Knights organization. The 2nd year is when I will expect McCarron to make his presence felt throughout the OHL and everyone will notice the difference.

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