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08-30-2010, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by ndgolden View Post
I have to laugh at the two MN locals taking shots at Lee. Lets compare all three Seniors year.

Lee's Senior year in HS alone as compared to Nelson's and Bjugstad' clearly outclasses them by a distant mile. Lee' Sr year in HS while playing football games on Friday nights led the Bauer NIT tournament in scoring, was the Schwanns Cup tournament scoring leader, was runner-up in Scoring for the year in AA and led the State Tournament in scoring with 9 pts. Did Bjugstad even register a point in last years state tournament???? In fact Lee's Sr. Year when he played against Bjugstad lee registered 7pts to Bjugstad's 0pts.

You two make him out to be some big kid on skates, with no skill and brains. I'll take the QB gatorade player of the year, and his raw hockey talent any day. My prediction Lee will be a 2nd line Center for ND this year and the point production and even more importantly his +- will be much higher than Nelson and Bjugstad.

Nelson, will struggle to play full time at North Dakota and both will probably endure loss of games due to injury playing at the D-1 level.

Perhaps Lee will have his day when ND plays the Gophs outdoors at TCF in 2011 Do your homework boys and get back to me with something that sticks. Interesting stat. 32 of Lee's 35 goals were even strength this year for GB, but probably because he's just a strong kid....and its just the USHL.
I am sure you are well aware how many points RJ Anderson scored in high school. RJ, a blue liner, out scored TJ Oshie as juniors. How well did points go there? Forney, Hanowski, Festler, Gorowski any one? Look at what Pat White did in high school.Tore through the tournament. Single handly carried Grand Rapids. He tore up the USHL in a brief stint there as well. Do i even have to mention Dave Spehar's numbers? A hat trick average in the tourament.

None of them are locks. At one year removd from high school. Lee should have been playing D1 last year. Not USHL. Players like Swartz and Ambroz that had success in the USHL in the draft year and one year prior; I'd get more exited about their numbers.

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