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01-22-2007, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by DevFan-RU- View Post
Bringing up young guys isnt so simple. People on the Devils boards would love to see Bergfors and Greene (who was sent down on Saturday) to play up in the NHL.

But it isnt so smart. Players may have raw talent and play well in the AHL, but how they handled Parise is the way to go. Season or two in the AHL, then 15 mins a game in the NHL for one season, then more mins and responsibility the season after.

Players arent tools where you simply bring them up and integrate them into the team. Bring some of these guys up too early and they fizzle out.
I agree. Most of the griping isn't about first year players like Dubinsky or or Korpikoski, but about Dawes (who made the team out of camp and played very well in the A last year), Baranka (an AHL veteran at this point who probably doesn't have much more to learn) and Callahan (a first year AHLer but he's playing so well that he needs a look.)

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