FlyHigh wrote:jester wrote:vonbonds wrote:Teams worry about young platers learning bad habits and being sloppy when overwhelmed. I assume they'll stagger how they introduce all of your defensive prospects into the NHL lineup with that in mind.
Yeah, we had two rookies last year, four (maybe 5) will be on the opening night roster, and will almost certainly see 2+ more get a good number of games this year.
There are flaws with the argument that they are holding these guys back just because.
Nobody is saying that.
Literally from my post a few hours ago: "The scarier assumption, and one that I think is at least partially accurate, is that they think these guys are good and that these are smart decisions."
No need to bring straw men to the party.
If you think that's a straw man and nobody is saying it, you need to get out and see the wider Flyers social media space. More pointedly, you have been leveling a generic critique of Flyers management--i.e., that they are mishandling prospect promotion.
Literally all signals point to a basic fact: Hextall heavily values prospects and prospect development. He has repeatedly stressed a philosophy of erring on the side of being cautious. So, no, I don't think it's much of a straw man, it's an implicit feature of your overall critique.
When they feel they're ready, all signs point to them being on the roster.