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AHL Series: Shane Wright’s performance gets attention for all the wrong reasons
The American League series has just come to a close.

On Wednesday June 21, the Hershey Bears defeated the Coachella Valley Firebirds in the seventh and final game of the Calder Cup final series…

In the end, it was the Bears who prevailed, in overtime, by a score of 3-2.

In the wake of the Firebirds’ loss, Shane Wright’s performance in the AHL playoffs is getting a lot of attention… And just like his OHL series, his performances are the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons.

Wright (three points in four games) and the Windsor Spitfires lost in the first round of the OHL playoffs. Following his team’s defeat, he was loaned to the Firebirds to help out the Kraken’s school club, and Wright finished his playoffs with nine points in 24 duels.

Nine points, including two goals. Not an awful production for a player his age… But a disappointing one, too, when you consider that he was seen as the logical first choice for the 2022 NHL draft.

Let’s be honest.

Shane Wright is only 19 years old and still has a lot to learn. Just because he’s not producing up to expectations right now doesn’t mean he’ll never become an NHL impact player…

But the overall picture is clear. We expected more from him.

Is it the end of the world? No, not really. After all, some players take longer to develop than others…

And then again, Wright is only 19.

I don’t think we need to press the panic button just yet. Yes, it’s true that he’s been getting attention for all the wrong reasons in recent months. But he still has a lot of field hockey left to play before we come to any conclusions.

The fact remains the same, however. Right now, he’s not living up to the high expectations placed on him.

And therein lies the problem, in some people’s eyes.

In bursts

– The Wild will have to make some decisions this summer.

Good deal .

– All the better.

– Wow. Miami’s lineup could be very, very dangerous in MLS.

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