Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Markus Granlund Recalled
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01-01-2014, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Autograph View Post
Maybe we shold learn to let go of old, repetitive jokes for the new year.

He'll get his chance. I'd rather slow but successful prospect development a la Red Wings than "rush them into a top-6 role" a la Oilers. Prospects get called up from farm teams without playing a game on the big club before being sent down all the time in every organization. The only difference between Granlund and say, Kolanos being called up, is the notability in their last names.
Wasn't suggesting the Flames throw Granlund to the wolves, rather I just wanted to see how he looked in the NHL.

No question, it's better for his development if he spends the entire year and at least a good portion of next year in Abbottsford as he acclimates to the North American game.

The problem with replicating the Wings model is that while they over ripen their prospects, at the end of the day, they still give everyone of them a chance in the NHL, even if they regress in the AHL. That kind of mentality is very hard to achieve in most organizations. Consider Nemsiz; he toiled in the AHL for four seasons but was promptly traded the moment his stats declined. The Wings would have most likely given him some sort of extended opportunity in the NHL before moving on.

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