What's the odds on Draisaitl making the team?
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07-22-2014, 09:38 AM
Join Date: May 2011
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I honestly don't think we've rushed anyone.
6th and 8th picks like Monahan and Nichuskhin get to play right away these days, how can you really justify sending RNH back after 9 games where he led the entire team in scoring? Colorado played Duchene, Landeskog, and MacKinnon all immediately too, hell even O'Reilly played right out of his draft year I think and he's a 2nd round pick, lol ... why isn't there a problem there?
Hall was ready to play and there's noting the OHL would teach Yakupov either.
Paajarvi is the one I think that could've had an arguement for staying back another year, but he honestly played as well as Hall and Eberle in his pre-season stint here.
We almost made the playoffs in Gagner's rookie season.
The difference is in Gagner's rookie year the team had a good d-corps, OK goaltending, and forwards that did a lot of dirty work (Stoll, Glencross, Torres, Horcoff for a while).
Our issue is we haven't had a roster anywhere near that complete since.
Even though Joni Pitkanen was a headcase, his impact on the d-corps and moving the puck was really underrated too I think. Our record with him in the lineup vs. him out was pretty substantially different as I recall.
Thank you. Nobody bats an eye when other teams play physically-capable players in their draft year but somehow everyone is going crazy over Draisaitl. Sometimes players will learn more from the NHL, even if their game isn't fully polished.
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