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06-30-2010, 08:35 AM
Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by dulzhok View Post
Point taken, but there are still plenty who play in the NHL right away... Legwand, Hartenll, Upshall, and many many more not in our organization...
Sure, although it's interesting to note that the guys you listed just happen to be top-10 overall NHL draft choices. Sergei was picked 200th overall, and it's less common for somebody coming from there to step right into the NHL at 20 years old...

Just as an aside.

Anyway, I see him as a pretty safe bet for a 15-goal/30-assist kind of 2nd line contributor, with a bit of chippiness and ability to kill penalties. The upside is maybe 20/40 instead, the downside is he never grows up and leaves the NHL. Since the Preds gave up nothing for him, it's no-lose for you guys.

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