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07-30-2011, 12:31 AM
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You do know that Kabanov was once thought to be the 3rd overall pick behind Hall and Seguin in 2010 right? The only reason he fell is because he has problems with his attitude.
That's the kind of BS fans love to eat up that really doesn't matter. McColgan was once considered for #1 or #2 overall and was thought to be on par with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
But guess what! He wasn't and neither was Kabanov. In both cases fans excuse problems by saying, "the only reason blah blah blah." Nobody cares.
I would also rather have ANY other reason for his collapse than bad attitude and work ethic. I would MUCH rather get someone who fell in the rankings because he was badly injured. Injuries heal, but bad attitude more often than not prevents one from even reaching the NHL and usually means he'll be done playing hockey (or at best is down in the ECHL) by the time he's 26-27.
Do you remember Jason Bonsignore? Probably not. He went #4 overall in 1994.
He was huge, could skate really well, tremendous skills. But bad attitude and work ethic. He became an AHL third liner and then went down to the ECHL and the
Swiss league, not even the top Swiss league.
Attitude problems are the biggest cancer there is. Nobody even wants to give you a chance because you are a bad influence on others. Just as guys like Adam Graves and Ryan Callahan inspire others by example, problem children do just the opposite.
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