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05-20-2012, 06:32 PM
Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by rt View Post
Statistically speaking, Laughton had about half the offensive production in his draft year that Mike Richards had in his. Can we expect Laughton to have about half of Richards production at the NHL level?
Yeah, assuming he makes it. Richards was never supposed to have the production he did either. Well, or maybe the production Richards had this year is the right level to "reasonably hope for" with Laughton. I mean, few enough prospects at this level even live up to what you "reasonably hope for", although a few (like Richards) break loose and get better and better and make the transition more successfully than most anybody predicted too... it's just so hard anyway with the 18-year old draft. Laughton could be Brad Richardson more likely than Mike Richards, just to be safe...

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