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06-28-2011, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Fozz View Post
Interesting that he only had 4 points in his first 26 games or so. Later in the season, he had a very interesting stretch with 22 points in about the same number of games. Iím guessing he responded well to increased responsibilities and quality ice time.
That's very telling. Also, i think that Gauthier alluded to the fact that he got better and better as the year went along. In a lot of these 2-7 round picks, it's all about having the foresight about who will be the better player in a year or two down the road. There were probably d-men with more nhl ready bodies or better numbers, but the scouting staff see a guy that is getting better and better. I got the impression that Gauthier thought all the guys he picked had similar seasons, where they improved leaps and bounds from beginning to end.

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