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07-03-2012, 09:22 AM
Join Date: Apr 2004
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After all of the litigation issues, I'd be surprised if Bell would get an ELC from another team unless it was a bottom-feeder.
Hopefully I will have time to chip in with more comments on the other kids later, but I just wanted to add right now that I wouldn't bet on that we will offer Bell a ELC either.
I do think he has hockey in him, and its obvious that he would have been a late 1st early 2nd round pick if not for his struggles off ice. You definitely really like the way he close the gap, covers the ice and go back and fetch the puck as a D. Like he covers ice without putting much effort into it. It comes down to just being built to play the game. I think he was the best of the lot in camp in these areas.
But, there is not all that much to his game overall (not much size, not much flair offensively, not that physical), and hence he would have been like a 25-35 pick. So far, we might have enough value for an ELC. But you know a player like that is not going to make it unless he really develops perfectly for a string of 3-4 years. And for a struggling kid like that, I just wonder if that's possible.
I definitely wouldn't mind giving this kid a shot later on. But I am not sold on offering the kid a ELC today.
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