Is O'Byrne overrated?
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06-30-2008, 10:57 AM
Join Date: May 2007
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Freaky Habs Fan
O'Byrne do has size and speed to go with it, but around here, I find him overrated. He showed a few good things, but overall, he's still green. People are pegging him as our #4 on the blue line...I just don't see it for now.
So am I the only one, or is he really overrated by many users?
I guess Bob Gainey overrates him as well seeing as he said he doesn't want to change his D corps next year. Markov-Komi-Hamr-O'Byrne-Bouillon-Gorges.
Because we had both Breezer-Streit-Dandy last year, it was tough to make O'Byrne a regular on our roster. But before he broke his thumb, he was playing great and getting established along side Hamrlik.
This year, he'll have time to develop and he'll have NHL experience as well a bit. He will make a good pair with Hamr, there's no doubt. Look how Markov was beneficial to Komi, same thing is going to happen for O'Byrne here.
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