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03-19-2012, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by oilsp1ll View Post
A little off-topic, but thought I'd jump on the chance since you seem to be a big fan of UND. How has Dillon Simpson looked this year, can you describe his game a bit and what you think his potential is.
He has really taken a step forward this year with his game. His defensive game is much improved and it is clear from watching him the he has above average offensive instincts. His skating isn't ideal and that is something that he has been improving on, but it won't ever hinder his play.

Right now he is developing into a two-way defenseman. He has a decent shot, is much better position wise, and has a good first pass. He isn't overly physical and could use some more work on his skating still.

With all that being said he has developed nicely and should be seeing consistent top 4 time next year with Blood graduating and Forbort possibly leaving. He seems to have been passed over for power-play time though by a freshman in Nick Mattson(6th round pick of the blackhawks), but his defensive game is taking off quite nicely.

I don't honestly expect him to do much in the NHL though long-term. He may develop into a bottom pairing 6/7 type defender much to same as what Taylor Chorney for the Oilers has turned into. Like him as a player, just don't think his game will translate to the pro's that well.

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