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08-05-2012, 10:43 AM
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This is going to be Molin for me then Vance.

Vance is so new to playing high level hockey, and he made major steps in his development last year as a defensive defender. That's more important to his future in the NHL than his offense. As long as he can continue to improve as a defender first, his size, skating, and aggression will make him a solid, consistent NHLer.

That's not to say though that he has no hope as an offensive defender, but I just don't think he has the potential to be a PP specialist. His upside to me is similar to Dillon. Should he make the NHL, it'll be on his reliable play, and his offense is just a bonus.

Compared to Klingberg, I just think even though Klingberg's offense is a potential home run, I value Vance and his overall game more. I think the same is true of Jokipakka for me as well.

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