Too young lmao I wish f*** I remember all those scraps and more
Those 4 you named were hall of famers and pretty sure Zetterberg and datsyuk started at 21-23 so I wouldn't compare them , no ones saying Tatar and nyquist are superstars or mantha will be a hall of famer the fact is we tend to always play veterans more than some kids who can actually play cause we've just always preferred playing the vet over the kid
Then you should get this. When the Wings have young guys that can play, they play. When they have low draft picks that need seasoning, they are sent to the minors to to develop. You made my point for me. You're so focused on the overripe buzzword that you're missing the forest for the trees.
If the Wings drafted higher, if they drafted players with better natural, God-given talent, they wouldn't have to "overripen" kids. Larkin proved this. But if a kid has to spend 3-4 years in the AHL to develop, then, yeah, he's got to prove he can play in the NHL before he's promoted to full-time duty.
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