Babaganoush replied to cuporbust's topic in Canucks TalkHorvat was sheltered, insulated, however you want to put it by playing on a pretty decent roster in 2014-15. A roster with 48 wins, littered with proven NHL Pro's and only 1 rookie. Playing 3rd/4th line minutes in October< and not having to be relied upon to score against the Doughty's and Getzlafs is crucial if your not a generational talent. The list is long of prospects brought in to the Show the right way, earning their minutes through years of simmering in the AHL, junior or time spent in a checking role. I agree with you that the NHL is a young league with players performing at a younger age than ever before, but the transition is still a difficult one- fostering a culture of support and hard work "Playing the right way" is just as important as it ever was.