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02-19-2007, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Jon Prescription View Post
You're joking, right? He reminds you of JOE SAKIC?

He's not regressing. No one ever claimed that, either. The fact is that he hasn't improved nearly as much as the talent around him. He's a year older and is hardly better than last year. That's scary to teams. A guy who's stalled his development for a year from 17-18 is NOT a good thing.

He's going to have scored about 20 FEWER points than he did last year at the same time unless he makes up 20 points in 4 games.

He could potentially drop out of the top 10. Guys like Kane, Turris, JVR, etc. have all passed him by and left him in the dust.
his injury didn't help and there's a difference between having a not so good year and not improving. Last year his numbers were inflated a bit by the fact he played with the best CHL player.

When Sakic came out of the CHL he wasn't rated in the top 5 and there were a lot of question marks as well. To me, he's a much better NHL prospect than Gagner and a bunch of other guys who are supposedly going by him.

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