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11-07-2011, 06:33 PM
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Frenzy1
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Originally Posted by HooliganX2 View Post
I had high hopes for Sonne lol. He was just a case of an older more mature player taking advantage if Jr hockey I guess. I thought he really could be at least a 2nd line NHL center. Now I think he is likely to be a career AHLer.
I don't think so. Remember that Sonne started out hot the year after he was drafted and then lost most of the year to injury. Sonne put up huge numbers as a 19-20 year old (in his 2nd full season after his draft). He wasn't some overaged guy, starting the year as a 20 year old (or 3rd season after draft eligibility).

But I did have big hopes for Sonne (figured worst case he was a 3rd line center). His game just didn't translate (I have no idea of why). Rattie is scoring at a great pace in his 1st year after being drafted. I think that is pretty impressive - granted his team is very good.

He does have two years of eligibility to play for Canada WJC. I hope he makes it this year.

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