FlyHigh wrote:Yah I guess I don't really see how Laughton is benefiting all that much out of it. Was kinda hoping that this would be a season where we could see whether he's on his way to "reliable top-9, outside chance at top-6" piece or whether he's going to be more of a marginal player. Maybe they're just counting on not resigning VdV, losing a guy or two in expansion, and giving him that shot next year. Just seems like a bit of a waste from a player development standpoint.
I don't know. After seeing what Couturier, and Downie did at the junior level, and having watched their development pretty closely over the years, I don't have a whole lot of hope that Laughton becomes anything more than, as you kind of already alluded to, an improved VDV.