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07-15-2012, 08:48 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Lorraine, QC
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He was rated Nashville's 4th best prospect right before we made the trade. They expected him to be a top 9 forward last year but he had a poor start and was sent down. I think if he shows up motivated he can play on an offensive line.
Not sure that means anything. In April, 2 months after Geoffrion has been traded, Gabriel Bourque was #10 on the list....and ended up playing a very good in the NHL for them. While Latta who is now #4 on the list ended up with less points playing for their farm team than Taylor Beck did who's #8.
Just saying that while I will not believe Geoffrion is bad based solely on what we've seen, just putting some perspective on prospect pool rankings.
And I just checked that on December 2011, Geoffrion was #7. Behind guys like Latta, Smith and Beck. But before a guy like Lindback who might proove he should have been higher. And before a guy like Watson who, for me, doesn't make any sense.
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