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02-28-2014, 04:35 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
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What do you expect from a 175 lb kid that is expected to go head to head against the likes of Kopitar, Getzlaf, Thornton, Hanzal, and Kesler on a daily basis. This team has done no service to his development throwing him into a role like that with no other top 6 center to take on tough matchups.
Still not sure if leaving him in Juniors would have helped him.
Hind sight... sure maybe.
But he was thinking and doing the game at such a high level in Junior and the NHL when he first came in. Hard to say for sure if lost any development.
He might be 5 lbs heavier... Might be.
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