Official UFA/RFA and Trade Thread - Pre-Free Agency Frenzy
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06-15-2011, 06:58 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vaughan, Ontario
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He was a 23 year old playing college hockey.
Sure he played great, but this can be compared to Ryan Ellis putting up massive numbers in the OHL.
I like Frattin as much as a lot of Leaf fans do, but to not trade him for the tenth overall, a player like Zibanejad, Armia or Beaulieu who have 1st line and pairing potential is absurd.
Frattin's going to be a good player, at this stage he's boom/bust. I see his upside as a "current" Scott Hartnell guy, 20-25 with a great shot and physicality.
I don't think age is a factor IMO. He got kicked off his team for DUI which set him back a lot. He came back and dominated the league. So what if he's a couple years older, he has a great shot, good hockey sense, he's physical, etc. It doesn't matter who he plays against those qualities will still remain. Sure he won't put up 50 goals but I can see him netting 25-30 if given a top 6 role. I do not think he's boom/bust he can come into our roster right now and play a good 3rd line game, he may be boom/bust in the sense of playing in the top 6. But at worst I think we are guaranteed a very good 3rd liner
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