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Like all rookies, Shayne Gostisbehere needs time to develop. This is especially true for defensemen. However, in the two games he has played so far this season, he has shown that he can hang with the big guys. He’s racked up two points (1G, 1A), shown poise, has instant chemistry with his teammates, has done reasonably well defending the blue line — especially relative to his defensive counterparts — and has even given mature responses in interviews. His 96mph slap shot is also [picture of Homer Simpson drooling].
GM, Ron Hextall, seems to like his steak well done, though. He doesn’t want to rush his prospects at all. In the role of Armchair GM, what would you do?