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06-22-2004, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Barnaby
Just curious, how good do you think Jessiman can be realistically? I've heard people say Bertuzzi or bust. I've heard people say he'll be a 3rd line winger (which I don't see, seems to be more of a scorer). Where do you stand?
I think it depends upon how the Rangers want to utilise him and how quickly he can become "NHL ready". I see him eventually becoming as a good second liner. He'll likely start and spend time on the third line before he makes the jump. It's hard to predict because it depends on the situation and where he's at when he does eventually make the jump. As much as I love Jessiman and the way he plays, I don't think that he'll be the next Jaromir Jagr or Jarome Iginla. (the Dave Andreychuk analogy is a fairly good comparison, but I'm not sure if he's the best player to be compared with/to).

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