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07-10-2012, 01:27 AM
Behind Enemy Lines
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Originally Posted by ed bruin View Post
I really like this kid, IMO the Wild got a steal with Dumba. If he pans out he could be the biggest game changing defense man coming out of this draft. Would you guys compare him to Phaneuf, Kronwall, or maybe somebody else?
PK Subban without the chirping. A bit of Chris Chelios without some of the cheap, dirty play. Personally, I think the Phaneuf comp gets overblown - both can lower the boom but Dion was a beast at 210 or so pounds in junior. Though both are offensive type defensemen with ability to drop the hammer on people. Kromwall for the size and hitting ability. I can see elements of all of these players in Dumba's game.

This was a great draft for dmen. Had Morgan Rielly been healthy it would have been even more interesting. Murray, Reinhart, Reilly, Dumba, and Pouliot. All slightly different players and skill sets. Will be fun to see where they are at in five years. Hard to say right now.

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