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05-29-2012, 07:40 AM
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Dumba has the offensive skill of Reilly and his defensive game can be reigned in.
I wouldn't mind Reilly, but Dumba has to be the guy after Murray unless they are projecting more offense or soem **** from Reinhart/Trouba.
Actually, I think Reinhart, Trouba and Maatta ALL are better prospects and better for the Islanders than Dumba.
The Dumbafest really needs to be lindered a bit. He's got the biggest hit-or-miss labelling of all the top 7-10 Dmen in this draft. The Isles cannot be taking a guy because he looks like he could be a fan-fave type.
I personally would even rather see Skjei be taken, the official rankings be damned. That kid just has more tools than Dumba.
Also, although I'm no expert on Rielly and I get a bit scared that a kid I've seen who didn't really impress or do anything special is now being talked about as some major second coming of Leetch or something after 21 points in 23 total WHL games, I will say that he is considered a puckmoving AND puckcarrying type. Dumba is more of your offensive weapon from the blueline-in type. You try to get him the puck so that he can one-time it.
Different types, but for the fans who really like Dumba as a prospect at this point, you really shouldn't be surprised if he goes later than you've thought he would. There are simply much more rounded prospects available at the top of the draft.
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