Re: Time to recall Jordan Caron?
posted at 3/3/2013 11:03 PM EST
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to dezaruchi's comment:
The theory is that players can be better by playing with better players. It's not age specific. I don't even know how I could begin to research the theory without just randomly perusing player stats. Caron has already shown he scores at a better clip in the NHL than in the minors hasn't he? About a third of the Sens team is playing better in the bigs than they were in the minors. Zibanejad definitely is.
Caron's scores once ever 4.28 AHL games and once ever 7.1 NHL games.
I can certainly see how playing with NHL players could increase a players stats, but at the same time, they have to play against NHL players, which would have the opposite effect.
If Caron is the answer, then I want him in Boston, of course. I just don't think he is.
I didn't get to see Zibanejad in the AHL. He wasn't at the games I saw. I saw Binghamton a few times last year, but was more focused on Lehner than their scorers. De Costa and Hoffman don't really bring you out of your seat...ever.
Sadly, I missed Jessiman also. That would have been fun.
Look at points per minute played. Trust me, his numbers would rise with better linemates and competition. You're not alone on this one. My scout pal agrees with you on this. He tells me that Caron took a step back for some reason. He said Caron looked like he may have been playing hurt because he was only a shadow of himself. I'm not saying that he was injured BTW, only that he was surprisingly worse. And not to pull the scout buddy card but he and I have often discussed the concept of guys who's skill sets translate better to the pros. He said that as a pro scout, half his job is to figure out which players those guys are. He needs to find NHL talent wasting away on other teams AHL clubs. Would McQuaid fit the bill as another who has upped his game in the NHL?