: Prospect Info:
Round 1, Pick #11: Samuel Morin, Defense, Rimouski (QMJHL)
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09-06-2013, 03:28 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Goderich, Ontario
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That's what they said about Tyler Myers too and he won ROY as a 19 year old.
There's no reason to put a time table on when the kid will be ready. He will decide when he's ready. We are talking about a 6'7 kid who just turned 18 and moves like he does. No one has any idea how this kid will progress in the next 18 months let along 4 years from now. If the Flyers conceded his offensive game he could play next year. There's probably no organization that pushes their prospects (especially 1st rounders) more than the Flyers.
This time last year everyone said Stolarz needs 4 years of college, 2 years in the AHL, etc. And then he went to London and everyone said he's going to have to play as an overager. Well, he surpassed everyone's projection.
Myers has also digressed every year since winning the ROY. I don't think there's anything wrong with putting a time table on a guy like Morin because the last thing that any organization wants to do is rush someone to the show and watch them implode and lose their confidence. Maybe guarded optimism is the best way to go.
As for Stolarz, I strongly believe that he's still at least 3 to 4 years away. He had a great run in the OHL last season and endured a rough Memorial Cup. With that being said, he's going to get in to about 50 games with London this year. This is his big year. If he improves all the facets of his game (there are three things he needs to really work on - puckhandling, positioning and when to rely on his athleticism), then that might cut the development down by a year. The good news though is that he's in good hands with Bill Dark and Jeff Reese is in communication with Dark quite often, so he knows about what's going on.
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