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06-23-2012, 03:10 PM
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I'm surprised Thomson got drafted. I don't think he's shown enough growth offensively to warrant a selection over where he was last year.

What you're getting is a big behemoth who can control the boards. His puck possession game in the corners and during the cycle is top notch. He's physical and will throw the body around, and is aggressive on the forecheck. Skating is OK for a guy his size. He's also defensively responsible. Offensively, he's basically a garbage goal guy. His shot, hockey sense, and puck skill lacks at this time, and I'm not sure it ever develops to the point where we're calling Thomson a potential scoring power forward.

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