When was he not given an opportunity? He played 21 games in the NHL this year and got hurt, then got sent down for roster limit reasons. All of that playing time in the AHL was probably great for his confidence and development.
What did he do during those 21 games that got him DEMOTED?? The guy was the #4 pick in the draft, some of you act like the Devils are the only team that would have picked him!!
That's beside the point I was making. The assertion was that the Devils should be grateful that Larsson isn't making demands.
Actually if you listen to the radio broadcast they interviewed him, and he said everything you wanbted to hear, he was not upset about AHL, loved the idea of playing the most minutes and playing all aspects, PP, PK & 5 on 5 in the closing minutes every night. So why all the venom towards this kid??
I personally think LL did him wrong, and would not be surprised if he held it against NJ, thankfully this does not seem to be the case...