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02-18-2012, 02:43 PM
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RJ8812
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
Who the hell has ever said or even keeps saying he is the next Timonen?
here's one guy...


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Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16 View Post
Gustafsson only turned 23. Kimo really didn't establish himself in the league until he was 26. Gustafsson has lots of time to get his overall game in shape. People also need to realize that physically, he's 15 pounds less than Kimo. The weight will come in due time and when it does, he'll be a more effective defenseman.

I still think he's the second coming of Kimo. Kimo was terrible defensively his first few seasons in the league. However, once Kimo added the 15 pounds and once he learned the nuances of the game, he really began to excel. There's no reason why Gustafsson can't either. It's clear that he has the skill the play. Once he gets the weight added to his frame, he'll be able to handle the game physically.

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