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08-13-2011, 02:29 PM
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He tore up Junior A....and went undrafted. He hit the ground running...and went undrafted.
It's not about devaluing him. It's about having realistic expectations. How many junior players that aren't good enough for the CHL during their draft year go on to make an impact in the NHL?
I also happen to think Cousins is better because he is much more impressive than Akeson was at the same age. If he continues to develop there is no reason to think he won't continue to be better.
Martin St. Louis went undrafted and went on to be the best player in the league in '03-'04. It happens to smaller guys (Akeson is no giant). Hockey players are drafted so young that it's a huge crapshoot. We're not at the stage where we're talking about top prospects. It's just crazy to me that Akeson gets the Pither treatment when he put up 64 in 56 games as an 18 year old.
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