Thread: Value of: Young, NHL-ready defensemen
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03-05-2012, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Blitzburgh87 View Post
Definitely. He's already showed signs of it at the NHL level. He ALMOST made the roster his first year without even going to the minors. He has to the potential to be a GREAT two way defenseman. He has great stick handling abilities. He'll never have the upside letang does offensively but he could be an amazing defender who can average 30-40 points a year.
I would have to see more of him but if he is truly as good as Pens fan hype him up and Tarasenko makes a commitment to come to the NHL next year I could see Chris Stewart becoming expendable at the Draft. I think Stewart needs a playmaking center to get him the puck (Crosby, Malkin) and he could be 40 goal guy and a Despres-Pietrangelo pairing could be sick.

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