I wouldn't categorize Necas as an elite playmaker based on performance. Maybe one day he will grow into that role, but who knows. He is slight, not physical, and too often looks a little lost. He is still really young, and while I hope I am pleasantly surprised, I do not see him sticking in the NHL this year. So far the hype has exceeded reality, but that is not uncommon with young players. If the Canes were way short on talent, then I see leaving him up as they would have no other choice. That is not the case this year, and based on camp performance I would have preferred to see JG on opening night.