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10-18-2011, 06:09 PM
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rynryn
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Well I said the most NHL ready defenseman. Most being the operative word. the one most likely to play in the NHL before others. Doesn't necessarily mean his draft year, though I'd be stoked if he were legitimately ready. It's easier (IMO) to develop a defenseman than it is to develop a top six forward in the NHL without AHL seasoning. Looking at our defense from the last few years can you honestly tell me it would kill us to put a very good prospect as our #6 defenseman? If he's not quite ideal, well, neither is what we have now. Plus he'll grow up in the system and have every opportunity to overstep players on his way to living up to his draft position.

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