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08-01-2012, 03:46 AM
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Derp Kassian
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Originally Posted by Hansen 36 View Post
He's projected as a solid top-4 offensive D-man, sorta comparable to Mark Streit (his idol as well). He dropped down the rankings because teams didn't like that he was going to college for the full term

Edit: Didn't see that the guy you quoted already explained why he dropped. It's interesting though because some scouts had LaBate in the 2nd, but he too dropped because of taking the college route.
Yeah both were drafted out of highschool as well, teams probably questioned the quality of comp. Both could turn out to be gems though. And if not it's nice to develop depth players through the system.

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