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03-25-2007, 11:23 AM
Anthony Mauro
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Originally Posted by Edge View Post
2 years? Cmon now.

I don't think a kid should be rushed, but I also don't think there is a standard waiting period where a kid HAS to play a year or two in the AHL if they are ready.

Is Staal ready? I don't know yet, but this kid isn't THAT raw by a country mile.
Exactly, I'd expect a situation close to Callahan's. Spend a half season or so down there and come on up. This guy is one of the closest we have to a bluechip and has the mental makeup to make a premature jump {if you even classify it as that}. He finished his junior career for god sakes, so he's not being rushed. Just tested IMO. And he has the fiber to take to that challenge well unlike past junior superstar busts.

Just MO but If Staal stays in HFD for 2 years, something has seriously gone wrong in his development.

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