Originally Posted by mister_mcgoo
well at least you lumped yourself in as well
if I hafta eat crow then I'm happy to do so but the betting man would take those odds any day. All that needs to happen is he gets a little banged up, catches the flu, or has a couple terribles games and he'll miss a game or two. Hell even if he doesn't have a terrible game, coaches often use that kind of thing as a motivating factor if they see a young guy coasting even for a second. I don't dispute his talent or NHL-readiness, but 100% for every game is unlikely
Obviously injuries would not be part of the bet. The question is if he's good enough to play or scratched/demoted. He's crazy good and he's made the transition to the NA ice while in Binghamton. He's here to stay.