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What if Lisin surprises?
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09-01-2009, 02:58 PM
with the 10th pick..
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Lisin won't be anything more than a 3rd liner on the team.
If he had the talent to be a #1 wing he would have had enough of a chance to prove his worth on those Coyotes teams. Sure, the Coyotes have had good forwards in Doan, Jokinen, and Mueller but if he had first line talent he would have already been on the first line in Phoenix. Maloney thought Lisin was worth Korpikoski, not more, not less. Does that give you an idea of his potential? He had any more potential Lisin would cost more than Lauri Korpikoski alone.
I agree that Lisin will do better under an up-tempo style,
but he won't wow anybody.
I'm going to predict that he gets something like 20G/10A or stats around there. Tortorella isn't going to put Lisin on Gaborik's line unless he wants to go all out on one line of speed. He'll be given Prucha's minutes.
lisin will be a star on broadway if hes given consistent top 9 minutes. he will be one of our best players 5 on 5 as he can create offense with his speed.
when you have balsawood gaborik as your stud, 30 somethings kotalik and prospal playing alot of minutes, and torts history of giving ice time to those players who earn it, i am not concerned at all that lisin wont get his chance. not at all.
when hes on the ice, he will make a statement. will he lead the team in +/- prolly not but he will make all of you get up outa your chair and say...... wow, that guy is talented.
and all the while, someplace faraway, offdacrossbar will be mouthing .....
i told ya so.
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