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Ben Shelley
Los Angeles Kings
Location: ON
Joined: 04.09.2020

Oct 17 @ 7:10 PM ET
Ben Shelley: Will Quinton Byfield spend the 2020-21 season in the NHL?
Kunit
Joined: 05.29.2014

Oct 17 @ 7:32 PM ET
He should go back and play in the OHL. Unlike lafrennierre, byfield was invisible in the world junior tournament.... due to covid, he hasn’t played much hockey since then therefore in my opinion he should spend another year in the OHL.
poisondhearts37
Los Angeles Kings
Location: A goaltending coach, A few good bounces and the oilers are cup champions!!
Joined: 01.24.2010

Oct 17 @ 8:01 PM ET
Unless he hits camp and blows everyone away. Hes going back to juniors.
tkecanuck341
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Irvine, CA
Joined: 06.25.2009

Oct 17 @ 8:20 PM ET
Yannetti said it in his post-draft interview. There's a difference between being good enough to play in the NHL and being ready to play in the NHL. Byfield is unquestionably good enough, but he's likely not ready. I don't think he'll be on the Kings for more than 9 games.
Osprey
Joined: 11.10.2015

Oct 17 @ 9:36 PM ET
Starting the season in LA and then going back to juniors is the best of both worlds. He'll see firsthand how big and strong NHL players are and then know what he needs to work on once he's sent back. He'll be able to develop in a comfortable environment, but, hopefully, without being so comfortable that he gets complacent, which is always a fear when prospects who are almost too good for juniors are sent back.
drew18
New Jersey Devils
Location: Places in the
Joined: 02.27.2015

Oct 17 @ 9:36 PM ET
Kings don’t need him this year as they won’t be very good regardless. No need in burning a year on ELC for a wasted year anyway due to COVID.
Only_A_Ladd
Los Angeles Kings
Location: An attempt to educate are failing youth on reality..., CA
Joined: 06.06.2013

Oct 17 @ 10:04 PM ET
Give him a 1-9 game taste. That's it. Don't ruin the kid. There is zero need for him to play more than 9 games in the NHL this year.
Only_A_Ladd
Los Angeles Kings
Location: An attempt to educate are failing youth on reality..., CA
Joined: 06.06.2013

Oct 17 @ 10:07 PM ET
Starting the season in LA and then going back to juniors is the best of both worlds. He'll see firsthand how big and strong NHL players are and then know what he needs to work on once he's sent back. He'll be able to develop in a comfortable environment, but, hopefully, without fear of complacency.
- Osprey


Exactly. He can get specific direction from the staff on what to work on in the OHL based on training camp, practice, and game evaluations. The club will have ~2 months of data on him against pros. That's valuable. He can take those lessons and refine his game.
BluemanGuruu
St Louis Blues
Location: trustinjarmo knows nothing, MO
Joined: 06.28.2007

Oct 18 @ 2:53 AM ET
A lot of young centers start their apprenticeship on the wing.
poisondhearts37
Los Angeles Kings
Location: A goaltending coach, A few good bounces and the oilers are cup champions!!
Joined: 01.24.2010

Oct 18 @ 10:32 AM ET
A lot of young centers start their apprenticeship on the wing.
- BluemanGuruu

alot of them will be wingers