Thread: Pierre Dorion
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05-08-2012, 02:10 AM
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Originally Posted by DJB View Post
If Mika ends up being a top 6 guy, and Hamilton a top 4, I'd rather have a top 4 defenceman. They to me are harder to find and also more important imo...

I'm not even sure Zibanejad will be a top 6 guy. Really, really early, but at this exact moment I am seeing a very good 3rd liner in Mika with the ability to move into the top 6.

And I expect the hate to rain...
How many third liners in the NHL are 6'2 220, skate like him, and shoot like him? The answer is honestly, probably 0. He was described as the most dangerous shooter at the WJC as an 18 year old this year and I would guess the only guy with a more devastating one timer would have been Yakupov. Players with that type of ability rarely remain checkers as they age....especially when he's gonna be as big, and probably skate very much like Michalek.

Logic, not hate. Anything's possible, but it's a bad bet. He was almost kept to play this year and it probably would have been 3rd line.

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