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Old 09-05-2006, 03:52 PM   #5506
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If he ends up spending the majority of the season in Albany, which I believe will be the case, he would have been better off staying at DU. Him leaving now is Colorado's advantage. He would have received a max deal had he stayed at Denver as I believe he would have been a finalist for the Hobey Baker award next year. TJ Hensick, who was drafted a round after Stastny, could end up with a better contract as he has decided to stay at Michigan and I believe he will be a Hobey Baker finalist. Hensick made the right decision imo, Stastny I believe did not. Yet, his father had a lot of influence on him leaving DU, just as he did when Paul's older brother, Yan, left Notre Dame early.


I agree that decision puts alot of pressure on his time in albany kinda of a do or die situation IMO but your right colorado can see what they got first but on the other hand it could pay off for the youngster in the long run.
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