Apr. 27, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>KrakenTheCode</b></div><div>I don't think that's a fair characterization of Wright. I'm sure both he and the Kraken would have liked for him to play more than he has to this point, but there are several factors that have worked against him so far. First, the Kraken are better than expected and are trying to win games. That means putting the players who give you the best chance of winning on the ice every game. Currently, that's not Wright. It has nothing to do with his hockey ability, he just isn't physically mature enough to handle opponents at the NHL level yet. Second and most importantly, Wright's stuck in hockey limbo thanks to hockey politics. His ideal starting spot is the AHL, where he can gain experience as a pro against pro competition but at a less strenuous level. He did very well there in his conditioning stint. However, the stupid and outdated NHL-CHL agreement means the AHL is off-limits to him, so he's caught in between a level he's not ready for (the NHL) and a level that won't do much for his development (CHL). Fortunately, both of these obstacles are things that can be easily overcome. Wright's body will develop, and the NHL-CHL agreement will no longer apply to him after this year.
Long story short, I think Wright still has a bright career with the Kraken ahead of him and he will be a key piece of the team sooner rather than later.</div></div>
Beniers-Wright could be a top 5 1/2 C combo a few years from now.