Thread: Speculation: Joe Colborne's Potential
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07-12-2012, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Pink View Post
I don't think anyone's saying that, or at least I hope not. He's not a third line type at all based on his defensive ability and physicality. Third lines are supposed to give you "safe" minutes and having Colborne there will NOT give you that.

The only reason people say 2nd line is because that's his only option because for the above reasons, he's not a safe minute defensive player, and he's sure as heck not a potential first liner.

He has one, maybe two jobs (if he converts to a wing) max in the NHL available to him, and that's just the reality of it. Whether he can take it from an established player like Grabovski or any other team's 2nd line is extremely unlikely. Keep in mind that we are in fact a lottery team so it stands to reason that most teams ahead of us already have better options at the 2nd line centre ice position.
So ... if it turns out that he IS the player who put up 19 points in 13 games before getting hurt - you're STILL saying that he's likely a bust? (which is essentially what you're saying).

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