WHL rocks Posted January 7, 2016 Share Posted January 7, 2016 16 minutes ago, LaBamba said: Columbus making the best out of a crappy situation. I am a firm believer in building from the back. On average it takes a Dman 8 years from his draft year to reach his full potential. Imagine what a 28 year old Seth Jones and a 25 year old Mathews will look like. i would give the edge to Columbus. People are calling the Preds Stanley cup champions for picking up a struggling player? Pete Lavs ain't no easy coach to play for. We will see if he can adapt. Excellent post. People on CDC think Canucks are going to draft a couple of top 5 picks and be contenders in a year or 2. I've been saying over and over that for a player to be drafted at 18 and then to develop into a difference maker takes several years. It's longer for a Dman than forward. And either case its 6+ years. Wish more people who know this would post this because the hockey IQ on CDD is getting lower by the post. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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