Defensemen in 2005?
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11-23-2004, 02:28 PM
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One guy everyone is missing, it seems, is the Medicine Hat Tiger's #2 d-man
Kris Russell. In 22 games so far this season he has 9 goals, 9 assists and is a plus 10. This is only his 2nd season in the WHL and has quickly climbed up the depth ladder. He is an offensive, jump up in the rush, type of d-man. His only drawback is his size - but he is tough. He was on the gold medal winning U-18 tourney last year.
I like him too but he will likely go pretty late. 6-9th round. He's really tiny at 5-10 and
. At least he's tough. If he grows 2 inches and puts on 30lbs (6'0'', 190lbs) he could have a chance in the NHL one day... but he'll still be small.
I wonder if he should think of converting to fwrd? Or maybe he doesn't mind the idea of a career in Europe.
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