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12-23-2008, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Carcillo View Post
A lot like Dion Phaneuf in that regard. But if Phaneuf or Bourdon didn't reach their potential, they still would have been solid top-four defenders. In that way Bourdon was a safe pick.
I don't know if I'd agree with that. Phaneuf was seen as a safe pick because he was a physical defensive defenseman with questionable offensive upside who happened to break out offensively after being drafted (much like Marc Staal, actually). Bourdon wasn't really a safe pick because the biggest question about his play going into the draft was about his ability to play defense.

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