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Jamie Oleksiak Signs 3 Year Entry Level Contract
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04-30-2012, 06:40 PM
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There was a little bit of footage from training camp released last fall. It showed Oleksiak working in a drill, and I was very surprised at his skating. Far less lanky-ness and gangly-ness than you'd expect from a 6'-7" teenager. If you didn't know that he was that huge, you wouldn't have guessed it. I'm more excited about JO than I have been about any Stars draft pick since I became a fan during the 2000 playoff run. The hopes & excitement are there that he just might develop into an offensive threat like Chara. But even if he doesn't, I'll happily take a young Gill or Bouwmiester.
I hope a little more Bouwmeester and less Gill if he doesn't develop into Chara/Myers.
Aside from being severely overpaid, Bouwmeester is a good defensive defenseman that can shutdown top forwards. Plus he can chip in 20 to 30 points. His defensive play still makes him a top pair, shutdown option.
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