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12-23-2013, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by armandh01 View Post
If Ekblad is as NHL ready as he is projected out the gate, do you bring Nurse in with him and have a permanent pairing of Nurse - Ekblad starting at the bottom?

Then maybe throw a ton of money at a Phaneuf, 9.5m or so, in hopes he signs.

Or is that too fast for them to come.
if we somehow end up with ekblad, you leave him in the OHL for another year at least, 2 if you are smart.... nurse you give one more year in the OHL and then at least 1 year in the AHL

dmen take *forever* to become difference makers in the NHL... lots jump to the NHL as 18-20 year olds, but pretty much none of them make an impact at that age

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