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11-29-2004, 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Barnaby
I don't think it's fair to compare Balej to Bure at all. Bure had the talent to DOMINATE the NHL early in his career and continued to be one of the most prolific goalscorers through his career, and still would be if not for injuries. Balej won't even be able to put up Bure numbers in the AHL. That's not a knock at all, he can probably become a solid 2nd liner, but putting Bure's name next to him is putting unreasonable expectations even if you are just talking styles.
I tihnk it's very fair to compare Balej's style to Bure's style...But if you read what i wrote, i said Balej doesnt have nearly as much talent as Bure, in which case, Balej may not be able to make it. (Obviously i hope he does make it, and i think he will make it as a 20 goal 2nd liner).

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