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Will Turris Flourish In Ottawa?

from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,

Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean says all that Kyle Turris has proven so far in his young career is that he belongs in the big leagues.

The next step is to carve out a niche for himself.

“Once you get experience in the league and establish yourself in the league as a certain type of player, it becomes easier to meet those expectations,” MacLean said Monday. “Kyle, right now, really the only thing he has established is that he’s an NHL player, an NHL talent, but what type of player and how good he can be in the league, I don’t think he has done that.

“We’re looking forward to giving him that opportunity.


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Da lil Guy's avatar

Ottawa gave up a lot for this kid - more than most fans would have said was reasonable before the trade actually occured. He comes in with some pretty high expectations - and a fanbase that, traditionally, hasn’t given a lot of rope. We’ve just been burned by the apparent failure of the ‘Filatov experiment’ and Turris’ holdout calls to mind shades of the hated Dany Heatley.

Still, he addresses an organizational need, and becomes the youngest forward in our lineup. He’s got top end skill, but MacLean is bang on when he says he still needs to develop and define himself.

That said - if there was ever a game where he had to find a way to get on the scoresheet, tonight’s game is that game.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 12/20/11 at 01:02 PM ET

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