RD Matt Dumba (2012, 7th overall, Minnesota)
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10-19-2011, 04:27 AM
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I think him and Murray are really neck and neck right now for top spot out of the WHL. Both of them suffer from some odd decision making choices in their own zone.
Murray's more well rounded and a smooth skater while Dumba is more explosive and likely has more pure offensive potential.
I think Pouliot could jump up there with them by the end of the season but he might not get as much of an opportunity offensively because of Rutkowski and Morrow. However, there has been that aversion to selecting d-men super early in recent years.
Dumba is a tantalizing player because his skill set is so explosive but his decision making is still shaky sometimes and you already know it will be an issue in his transition to pros. Murray is much more polished and his calmness out there really translates to his teammates, you can see that they're confident he will make the right play out there. Dumba is much more frantic - some may call it dynamic and others might call it erratic.
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