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THE PROMPT: Should NHL Rookies Stick Around?
October 8, 2011
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It's Saturday afternoon, and we're still a few hours away from Game Day (and the games themselves), but in the meantime there's a piece over at The Hockey News about which NHL rookies might stick around for the full season.

Highly-drafted and promising rooks like Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog and Ottawa's Mika Zibanejad all have incredible potential, and all have made their NHL debuts - but should NHL rookies stay up with the big club or spend some more time in junior hockey before making a permanent transition?

Is a stay in the NHL determined by skill alone, or do teenagers need to develop physically before playing against men? Is this always a case-by-case issue? What are the benefits and downsides to rushing a player into the league? If you were a GM, what would you do with your most talented prospects?

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