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12-13-2004, 05:26 AM
Jason MacIsaac
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Originally Posted by Wally112pac
Steve Yzerman was 4th overall in 83. He was a projected superstar from the start.

Richards was 24th overall in 03. Hardly a projected superstar.

I don't see Richards upside as an Yzerman. Staal's upside is a Francis/Yzerman type and he went 2nd in the same draft as Richards.
Staal's upside is hardly Francis or Yzerman. Truth be told....I think Richards will be the more valuable player in the future. Staal just doesn't sit well with me. He isn't strong on his skates, he isn't tough and he doesn't play physical for his size. Are you saying Yzerman and Sakic don't have grit?

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