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04-23-2012, 05:37 PM
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I didn't say he is better, I said he has the ability to be better. I think Chamberlain has much more offensive potential but Farmer was much more likely to make it in NA due to being an all round player with size and some fighting ability.
Farmer played in the continental cup, in 2010-11 when he was 19, Bobby Chamberlain is 17 and started in the EIHL at 16. Stats aren't everything but Chamberlain was 1+3 in 58 EIHL games and when Farmer was that age he had 8+7 in 39 EPIHL games. The difference between EIHL and EPIHL is massive, there's no doubt Chamberlain would be better off in the EPIHL for his development and given how well he has done in the EIHL it's not unreasonable to think that he would have similar or better stats than Farmer when he was that age.
Edit: Dave Simms seems to think Stephen Lee is off to North America
When I said prospect I was trying to imply potential.
It was the year before as well, he was only 18 because he had to wear a cage.
Farmer has turned his agitation into more of an instigator role this season, but it hasn't worked out that well for him, he ends up in fights with big guys like Brock Wilson and Nick Duff and gets roughed up. He needs to grow into an agitator role like Jason Hewitt has, he will draw a lot of penalties, but is so skilled that it hurts his team for him to be sitting for 5 at a time.
Chamberlain is very feisty as well, he's had a couple of fights as well. He had to shed the cage first though.
Farmer also has the advantage of size, he's a big lad who's still growing into his frame, Chamberlain though is small. He's listed at 5'11", but damn he looks smaller than that.
Simms was spreading talk of Weaver going to Nottingham to replace Lee instead of going to Guilford.
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