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09-24-2007, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by God Bless Canada View Post
pit, you want to talk about excellent value at this point? Doesn't get much better for value than Keon. Likely the best player available.

He tends to be picked (much) later than he should because he doesn't have the offensive game to be a No. 1 centre, and some might be scared off by his lack of size. But skill, smarts, leadership and all-round game are all there. Not to mention his faceoff ability and his backhand, both of which rate among the best ever.

A top 75 player ever, to be sure.

And E-Speak, I'm surprised it would be a tough decision on Abel. Players with that kind of versatility are very hard to find.
Keon falls as there are more teams because he doesn't stand out as a 1st line guy. It's hard to take him earlier. In a smaller draft I would as he's one of my 1st choices for a 2nd line center. When you look at the 1st line caliber players that fall, see Jackson, Cournoyer and Abel that is astonishing. There are a lot of dynamo forwards available latter. But the defense well dries up quick.

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