Originally Posted by Hercules Rockefeller
Would be stupid to have SJ with the big club next year. Don't rush big defenseman.
no matter what team took him he was starting in the NHL this season.
there are 4 prospects considered NHL ready in this draft. well, 5 but Nichushkin is staying in the KHL two more years.
Jones is the consensus #1 and considered NHL ready, MacKinnon is the #2, Drouin the #3 and Barkov the #4. all considered ready to play and Jones especially.
he'll be fine in the NHL without going to the minors.