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11-21-2010, 11:41 AM
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More info on Rob Bordson:
Out of Stock - Bordson replenishes the cupboard in terms of skill forwards. Assuming Anaheim has an AHL franchise next year, Bordson could be key in setting up an offensive system that caters to other skill forwards and playmakers like Deschamps, Macenauer or even Bonino. He has some value in terms of minor league depth even if he never makes the major leagues.
Continued Confidence - Bordson is coming off a big season where he seems to have finally found his game. If he continues to improve, the Ducks may have found a quality asset for the price of a free agent contract.
Big Bet - The Ducks aren't deep in terms of playmakers, but Bordson isn't necessarily the best fit for a camp spot. Erik Christensen was arguably sent packing for his inability to find the right mix of physicality and production for Randy Carlyle. This team has gotten faster and looser since then, but asking Bordson to follow Carlyle's Road of Playmaker Perdition (which has already claimed the souls of Christensen and Shannon) may be a recipe for disaster for a player who has only had one year at this weight and perhaps one more in the AHL.
Final Five Frustration - Bordson played well leading up to the Final Five, but he and the entire UMD team were shut down by the Fighting Sioux in the Play-In game. That includes the power play, which was locked out to the tune of 0/5 with a shorthanded goal surrendered. There is some question as to whether or not Bordson can be a difference maker against stiff competition, even at the NCAA level, and how desperately he needs his forwards to be great finishers who are physically capable of staying on the puck.
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