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07-15-2012, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Zandar View Post
He really wasn't until he ended up at college. His role was to develop more of a two-way/shutdown role and did well. He was one of the captains this past year and received a lot of exposure from his work during the frozen four run. He was a pain to play against. He's the kind of guy who steps up when needed and has no problem laying a hit on someone. As much as I would like to see his offensive game develop more and become more of a top 9 fixture, he looks to top out as a Hinote like player. But like I said before, probably not with the Avs due to their depth and the fact he has guys like Malone, DVG, etc ahead of him for the 4th line role at the NHL level.

The Avs have a few other players in the system that are being overlooked because of the exposure/ice time with their current teams. You have guys (like Moffatt) who clearly have skills on the offense side of things but are either buried depth wise or have been asked to play more of a two-way/bottom 6 role.
Thanks a lot for the info. Always thought he was a top-6 or bust type of prospect. Again glad to hear he adjusted his role to try to fit in the NHL. Looking forward to seeing how he does at LEM.

Thanks again.

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