Thread: Prospect Info: 2011-12 Prospect Thread II
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01-27-2012, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by rynryn View Post
enough with the scoring talk! He's worth the pick without the scoring if his vision and skating are close to their advertised level.
I don't think anyone's particularly concerned about the lack of goals. What we should expect from him are assists. Unless he's getting the fabled "third assist," he should show up on the score sheet if he's using that vision to advance the play.

That said, Brodin's actually outperforming Karlsson in regards to assists. It's just the 5g that Karlsson had as an 18 year old where he progressed better than Brodin. Of course, Brodin could easily "not progress" on the score sheet and become a pure shut down guy. However, looking at guys like Karlsson (and Larsson) show that putting up 5 points in 35 games doesn't mean he'll never put up points in the NHL.

Regardless of whether he puts points up or not, he should be at the very least a quality top 4 guy.

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