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03-01-2011, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
I think people are really overrating Wellwood. He looked good in his FOUR games he played in the NHL. Not great, but good. And those games were against lousy teams. Meanwhile, Wellwood isn't even in the top five in points in the AHL. Until he really shows otherwise, I don't think he is going to pan out to be anything more than a third liner.
Top 5 in points in the AHL? Why does that matter? The current Top 10 is a who's who of guys who couldn't stick it in the NHL, other than maybe Jerome Samson who is a rookie call up. The top 5 are well beyond a point-per-game.

AHL points don't always have a lot to do with it, especially if we're talking potential 3rd line players. Some players are better NHL players than AHL, especially if we're talking about third line players and defensive specialists. Blair Betts had 49 points in his best full AHL season, of which there was only one other.

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