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07-23-2013, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Viper View Post
It seems like a wasted development year if they each play ~30 games though. And if they think Miss will be the 'Pack's starter next season, they should let him play a ton of games this season in the ECHL. He has to get his conditioning and endurance up.
Miss doesn't need to play every game at the ECHL level, he needs to practice in the AHL and get in 30 games against real competition, facing shots from guys who are close to making the NHL, rather than guys who are one cold streak away from playing against me in a beer league.

He already played 45 games in the ECHL the last two seasons (40+5), plus 25 in the AHL this year. If he goes back to the ECHL, given his size and recent improvement, he'll dominate there. But it won't help his game. Miss needs to keep working on his lateral movement. His size is already great and his glove is very good too, but the lateral movement needs work, and it can only be improved against quality AHL competition, both in games and in practice.

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