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12-13-2010, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by anonymous_j View Post
Adam Larsson is the consensus #1 picking going into the 2011 Draft. As a 17 year old, he had already played in the Swedish Elite League. As an 18 year old, he set a record for the amount of points scored by a rookie. He has the complete package to become a franchise defense man. He was NHL ready last season.

While SC and RNH are both solid players, ones who will eventually become first line players in the NHL, neither of them has the potential of Adam Larsson.
What you fail to mention is that Larsson is having a sub par year by his standards. He's been put on the third pairing behind David Rundblad and our own Tim Erixon. Offensively his game is nowhere near what it was last year. While he is still a top five pick, he's quite clearly dropped from "consensus 1st overall". Its possible he still goes first, but its no longer guaranteed.

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