I know Despres has to take his bumps sooner or later but he looks bad. Three bad turn overs in his own zone & a stupid penalty. He needs some time in the AHL.
That won't do anything IMO. He needs NHL experience.
This idea that players get better in the A is a little overblown IMO. Maybe for some, but its not a rule that every player has to follow....playing at that level too long could hurt his development too.
I'm doubtful, DB needs to give Despres some time. He's made a few really bad turnovers, but he needs to get through this. He has the confidence, which every poster should want, he just needs to finish getting his game together.