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04-15-2012, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by TheZec View Post
HF has Josi as #3 prospect in Nashvilles organization.

They project him as a top 4 D, tough from what I'm seeing I would have ranked him something higher than 7.0B.
Alright, do you rank Roman Josi, who has a dynamic skill set and has shown himself as a steady NHL defenseman this season behind Jonathon Blum, who is a solid all-around guy going through a sophomore slump this season and has been buried in the minors since December?

While Blum is the safer pick, Josi has a much higher upside. Both are great prospects that should go on to have long NHL careers - if Blum can prove himself on his next recall and if Josi can stay healthy, but in the long run Blum's upside is likely as Dan Hamhuis, while Josi I would compare to Kimmo Timonen or obviously Mark Streit.

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