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05-09-2012, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by ProspectTalk View Post
In all the mock draft's i look at he is a 2nd rounder or a really late 1st round pick. He was on Team Canada for the U-18 and I didnt think he looked too bad. Why is he rated this low? Any potential rise ?
Well, perhaps the simple answer is the NHL is not made up of U18's, which is pretty much the reason why I bring up dominating Canadian Junior does not guarantee you an NHL job.

I saw nurse quite a bit as a AAA player. and he was something. He has all the tools. But his first year in the O was hardly the success he was hoping for. He was looking much like a tweener, not physical enough to be a great D man, but did not have the O required to be a QB quarter back. He was drafted into the O high based on size, skating and offense, but if he is not using his size and not generating offense, he will be lost in the shuffle.

I know he has the size, skills and mindset to be an NHL player, but he has to work much harder on moving that potential to skill.

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