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04-25-2012, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by JGRB View Post
I am well aware if all this. All im saying is that as of today Subban is easily a top-15/20 defenseman in the entire league and when he dominates for stretches he can play like a top 5. He has far surpassed all expectations from his draft day. I think to expect Beaulieu to match or exceed this is a monstrous claim to make. He still has miles to go before reaching that point, he has the tools in the toolbox... Now its a matter of time before we figure out if he knows how to use them at higher levels as he moves forward.

I'm certainly not ready to claim him better than Subban, especially considering the bulk of his progresssion came in his 2nd and 3rd seasons after being drafted.
I get what you're saying, to say Beaulieu has Subban potential is one thing, but expecting him to be as good or better is another...but they have a lot of similarities.

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