He played 56 games where he went ice cold for the last 12, he hasnt played a full season in the AHL and never played a pro playoff game. Brown has never showed the ability to be consistent over a full pro season thats what he needs to do in my estimation to show he is ready for the NHL. Its not about his talent or skill level he has plenty of that, its his maturity, commitment and compete he needs to prove. He is going to get eaten alive in the NHL this year in the role he would have to play, then they send him down and hows his confidence?.. I havent seen an argument presented that its the right decision to have him in the NHL other than 'the sens dont have anyone else so why not'. Mark Stone played 98 AHL games including 7 playoff games. Brown is not more NHL ready than Stone was at the same age I just dont see the benefit of rushing the player just because.