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02-07-2011, 05:40 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Arlington, VA
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Jeffrey would instantly become the best forward we have on our team or in our prospect pool 25 or younger.
I know last year he put up 70+Pts in the AHL as a winger
This year in the A moved to C at 22 had put up 40GP 45Pts 150Shots and leads the AHL with 6SH goals
In the 11GP he was called up for so far he has 4G and 6Pts...
I think the 22 year old is going to be an outstanding two-way forward.
Yeah, I think Jeffrey will turn out to be a really solid 2nd/3rd line guy and a valuable piece to a NHL team. He might not have the pure skill to be a big point 1st line guy, but he should be a very good player for a while.
But Kuhlenhackl is sort of an unknown. He might develop into a top 6 NHL'er, he might be a career minor leaguer. He's having a great season in Juniors, but there's no guarantee he's going to have a successful pro career. He could, but who knows.
A 2nd, similiarly, could be a valuable piece or a waste considering how Ottawa drafts/develops the player. Huge unknown.
That's a big step-back in the short-term for a team that is kind of shaky and not really a trade a GM makes when his position and standing seems to be in jeopardy/transition.
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