Drake Batherson called up | Sent back Dec 18

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  1. JungleBeat

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    No issues with this move. He showed flashes of very high skill but needs to work on other parts of his game. He should be a full time NHLer next year.
     
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    I thought defensively he was fairly solid, he knows where he needs to be positionally and is usually there. The biggest challenge for him was finding ways to engage and finding open ice. When he had even the littlest bit of room he showed what he can do but he wasn’t doing it often enough. Didn’t quite look comfortable in the NHL.
     
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    He showed flashes but the speed was catching up to him.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see him back up here post-deadline, or even sooner.
     
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    Good move. Needs to work on his skating in the off-season. But the potential is there.
     
  6. Nac Mac Feegle

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    As long as we're not having him on a yo-yo for the rest of the season. Leave him somewhere (I don't care if it's Ottawa or Belleville) for the rest of the year. Get into a groove and work on that skating and strength.
     
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    Excellent move, keep him down there till AT LEAST the deadline. All the way through though, he should go on a dominant role again.
     
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    I would have given him a couple more games with Duchene, and then sent him down but I read about some roster freeze so I understand.
     
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    He should be a good player for us sooner than later,but nothing wrong with him going back to the AHL...The kid needs to show us Batherson ,and not just the guy that can play with Duchene
     
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    being able to play with superstars is an underrated skill. if he can ALWAYS be the guy that can effectively play with our topline C that's a homerun
     
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    God damn... Boro still has another year on contract after this one! I thought this was it..
     
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    12 points in his last 6 games

    Leading ahl rookies in points/game
     
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    Jeez just imagine how much hes gonna cost.
     
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    Drake Batherson traded for Four Assets as part of 2nd most important trade in rebuild
     
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    Batherson and Brown look really good together (in highlights, but still). Both very productive lately and looking like legit top 9 prospects.
     
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    Add Formenton to a line with Batherson & Brown & Ottawa could have another good line next season.
     
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    I would generally break them up (so 3 rooks arent on the same line) but in a coupke years, thats a very solid 2nd line.
     
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    Hat trick 4 points night
     
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    Kid has 18 points in last 9 AHL game.

    Can someone explain to me why he is not being called up right now?
     
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    Because we want our farm team to make the playoffs. The Ottawa Senators are dead in the water.
     
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    Because

    1) we're about to trade away our 3 best forwards, and keeping a kid away from what is certainly a tense dressing room on a bad team for the next few weeks is probably not a bad thing.

    2) the AHL team is playing more meaningful games than the NHL one is right now. Having him play for something and be a leader is probably good for him at this stage in his development.

    He might get some games after the trade deadline. Depends on how Belleville are looking, I suppose.
     
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    thats all nice but isnt it more important to develop the NHL club? I mean yes Ottawa is not making the playoffs. But ideally Batherson would benefit much more from NHL experience than AHL experience. He is dominating the AHL at 2 points per game played...whats the point of him being in the AHL?
     
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    This, but also because we're likely showcasing some potential trade pieces.

    Wouldn't be overly surprised to see him up after the deadline, but hopefully for his sake he continues to dominate down there for the rest of the year and hits the ground running next year at training camp.
     
  24. Do Make Say Think

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    The Ottawa Senators are heading towards a good decade of being absolutely terrible.
     
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    It's called development. Building chemistry with Brown right now is far more important. Brown is playing really well right now. No need to break that up .
     

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