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10-14-2013, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Abbotsford Heat View Post
and this is why prospects get **** all over after they have a down year, because if they aren't in the NHL in 3 years they aren't worth ****.
Alright, calm down and find your undies.

A down year is huge, absolutely detrimental to the likelihood of a prospect panning out. Some apologists are forever waiting on prospects to pan out because "you never know". Hell, there are still people who think Nemisz is going to make a 3rd line winger. But the reality is so few make it to the big time and there's not a lot of forgiveness for errors or mistakes in a developing career.

Don't get it twisted, I think very highly of Poirer. I thought he was better than Monahan. He was faster, throwing his body more and generating his own chances. Monahan is a smarter and bigger player no question, but id argue Poirer is (or will be) a more skilled player.

Poirer is size and probably conditioning away from being in the NHL. Like I said, if its taking a long time, he's not taking even the easiest steps or he's taking steps back.

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