I'm surprised that people continue to consider AV a detriment to our "young talent" ... first of all, by and large, this phrase is an oxy-moron in our organization. It's not like AV is getting first-overall picks and ruining them. In fact, he seems to get pretty good mileage from what we have (Tanev, Schroeder, Schneider, Hodgson previously guys like Burr, Kess, Hansen). I'm not sure what legitimate "young talent" AV has been squandering in his time.
Consider the fact that by limiting, benching and demoting some of our "young talent" AV is actually protecting them. History has shown, in multiple sports, that simply throwing a rookie into the fire to sink or swim is not necessarily the best way to develop them. Yes, they get experience but they also are allowed to develop bad habits and tendencies while facing potentially unrealistic (again, unrealistic) expectations from the fanbase.
Edited by ilduce39, 31 March 2013 - 03:29 PM.