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07-27-2012, 03:02 AM
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Regardign Coburn, 30 points is something he's hit but I don't expect it consistently. He doesn't have a great shot or great vision, but it's not out of the realm of possibility.
Regarding Mesz, what you said is right and that's what I mean by it's time for him to turn the corner and lead the top pairing instead of being the player that is insulated. He actually was projected as a potential #1 early in his career because he has all the tools.
He can pass, shoot, play physical, clear the net, and has size. Now it's up to him to let the mental part of the game catch up to his physical talents and take the next step.
If he grows into leading the top paring this year, it'll save the Flyers a lot of headaches.
Coburn has a bomb from the point. It's just not that accurate like Mez's, and he doesn't time it well. He usually shoots into a shot-blocker. His vision really isn't bad either. I've been surprised with some of his playmaking ability when he joins the rush, which he has the speed to do more often. Although I agree with Chris, it seems he's been sheltered a bit so he plays more defensively, and he's playing better that way. It seems the more offensively he plays, the more mistakes he makes.
Mistakes and consistent play are what is keeping Coburn from being a great #2 or a competent #1. If he can put it all together, he can be a hell of a defenseman in this league.
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