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05-12-2004, 04:19 PM
Larry Melnyk
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Originally Posted by Bluenote13
I've been a big Thelen supporter, was one of the first to mention him in the top 10, along with Valabik. But i wouldn't say they are miles ahead of Green. Thelen's offense is what keeps him rated higher, but Green is no slouch. He can skate, he can hit with the best of them, he's tough, mature, and can join the rush. The knock is he's only 6'1. Only? Are we still talking about 6'1 defensders being small when Barrett Jackman and players like him continue to prove they can be solid NHL D-men?

I'd take Thelen & Big Boris ahead of him, but Green is not a bad pick either.
From the beginning I've had Radulov and Thelen and my top choices for the #6 spot...I really love what THELEN did at MSU as not only a freshman but, I think, as the youngest player in NCAA Division I Hockey...An ALL-AMERICAN (EAST), and ALL-Conference, top 5-7 in goals/scoring Nationwide and a big, strong, fast kid who can play physical even ioffense is his strong suit right now...I like him better than Barker...

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