View Full Version : Pleading for patience in prospects

12-06-2009, 04:55 AM
by Ryan Kennedy, The Hockey News

In acquiring left winger Jiri Tlusty from the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Carolina Hurricanes essentially threw in the towel on a player they drafted just more than five months ago center Philippe Paradis, who went the other way in the trade.

I understand you have to give up one asset to get another, but five months? That doesn't seem like a long time to evaluate the long-term impact a player can have on your franchise.