2008 Draft Thread (continued)
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06-08-2008, 08:33 PM
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I was waiting for that one. Carlson and Beach are apples and Oranges.
The difference to me is that #1 Beach has been dominant in the WHL
. Carlson has not. IMHO Beach probably has a higher ceiling. Beach has the skill.. .it comes down to his attitude. I think a guy like that can mature, but we just don't don't know how a guy like Carlson will look on a big stage yet. Carlson might be a phenom in college, we just haven't seen it yet. I don't know why you would take that high risk with a guy who is supposedly not great at anything. Is he a physical guy? A PP QB? Beach to me(and I could be wrong), is a lower risk, higher reward. To me the biggest concern with him is the two concussions he's had so of course you would want to run him through some testing before any decision is made...
So we know what will happen now... the Rangers will miss Carlson, and he'll be a stud. Or the Rangers will get Beach, and he'll have some sort of medical problem.
I stopped reading at the bold.
You obviously did not watch him from about 3/5ths of the season on and in the playoffs.
I did. I watched nearly his whole season.
Great in the first half, invisible most of the 2nd and one of the worst playoffs for a "top prospect" that I've ever seen.
Couple that with concussion issues and you want to take him over Carlson?
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