Malkin and Olesz

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  1. Luigi Lemieux

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    Are these guys going to be nhl ready by next year?

    If not when would you expect them in the nhl? Any military commitments?
     
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    Both could play in the NHL right away IMO. They wont pull a Eric Staal and do exeptionally well and be a team go to guy. Much like Nathan Horton they could get going as the season goes. Both skate well, and have the size, and very mature games. Military wise, I don't know there situations.
     
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    I think Ovechkin can be a go to guy from the start, not just because of skill but because he's going to be 19 from the getgo, he has almost a year on alot of these guys that will be drafted thanks to his birthdate.
     
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    I am of the opinion that Olesz could use another year of development time, and Malkin is probably the same.
     
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    thanks to the NHLPA and Bettman, looks like they'll have it!
     
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    Staal will be an awesome player, but i wouldn't exactly call a 28 game goal less streak doing "exceptionally well". Staal has 9 goals. So Malkin could play in the nhl, but not score 9 goals?
     
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    Oh man... Semin-Ovechkin-X

    lolol I can dream can't I?

    I wouldn't mind having Malkin intead of Ovechkin though..I think he's more raw talent than NHL ready but I suspect he will play.
     
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    I think Malkin's closer to this level then Olesz.
     
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    Any updates on Malkin's status after the severe concussion he suffered some time ago?
    Also, how is Olesz doing after returning from his own concussion?
    thanks.
     
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    I heard Olesz was the most NHL ready player in the draft.
     
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    Pittsburgh is 4 pts back, with two games vs. That's an eight-point swing.
     
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