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06-19-2014, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by MP92 View Post
You realize that is a decade of development period? Im all for being patient with young players but 10 years is absolutely ridiculous. No player, not a single one is worth waiting that long for. Especially not one with a mediocre ceiling like Schenn.
That decade of development spans back to when he was 17 off of what you quoted... that is starting pretty young... It is not unusual to see a D-man hit his stride in his mid-twenties... Ideally any team would like all their drafted/obtained players to reach it as early as possible, of course, but with D-men and some others more patience is required when looking at the long haul... The fact that Luke accelerated to the NHL early makes it look bad, but he is still a young D-man... one with a bit of NHL seasons in his resume. He may never be what people had expected him to be, but he may still have a long and good career ahead of him... conversely, though he may not... we'll have to wait to know for sure.

Hexy could trade him off cheap and hope it doesn't come back and haunt the Flyers... that down the line we are not reading about how the Flyers should keep their young talent and cite the L. Schenn trade (away) as a prime example.

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