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07-20-2012, 04:38 PM
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I have been watching Deschenes for over a year. Was extremely hyped a couple years ago after playing at the canada games as a 13yr old. Things have cooled off since then. Obviously still a very good prospect, but, needs to have a dominating year in midget, or wherever he plays. He was not dominating this year. Did not make the all star team, or win any awards. That does not take anything away when you consider he was playing against kids mostly 2-3 yrs older than him. At one point the hockey news had stated he was possibly the best 97 born hockey player in the world. This year, his midget coach (very respected, and Dallas star scout) clearly stated he his a good prospect, but absolutely not ready for major junior yet. Therefore, one would have to assume he's not as good as...say Ekblad.
I completely agree on this. Playing on Team Atlantic should give him some more exposure playing with Q caliber guys too. He just looked alright in the 7-8 games I have seen of him, but he is, like you said, 1-3 years younger.
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