he's 20 now, he burns a year no matter what (maybe you missed that rule that I've posted NUMEROUS times in this thread alone), the push on the contract is only for those under 20 as of dec 31. And 30 min a game in the WHL will not be better than 15-20 in the AHL, not even close. he's not exposed nearly as often as you like to claim, and he's better defensively than you imply. The AHL is the best step, and the WHL would be a waste.
For the guy who posts the most on the prospect forum.....you dont lose a year on your contract if you dont play in the NHL. Remember the nine games rule?
Im not saying he is going to be a shutdown guy, but when he is exposed by "children" as you so politely called it, I definately think he needs to refine his game in his own end to become better.
Logging 30 in the WHL to me seems more beneficial than logging 15 in the AHL, with most of it on the PP....he isnt good enough to log more at the PRO level yet.
Temper you expectations, or you'll be sorely dissapointed.
Edited by avelanch, 30 April 2010 - 06:21 AM.