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08-12-2012, 09:16 PM
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Meh. Haula doesn't have that GREAT of a chance. Honestly, I'm expecting another Danny Irmen-like professional performance out of Haula.
Yeah... I don't get any sort of NHL upside from Haula.
I get a Casey Wellman-esque vibe from him, in all honesty. College player, almost went undrafted, undersized, has one-two good years in college and suddenly a few people think he could be something special.
Ralph is a fresh draftee, and one who was 129 on central scouting's final rankings, who was pulled in the 2nd round.
Haula, for reference, was a late second in 2009, also according to central scouting, who almost fell out of the draft.
That alone says a lot to me. If Haula were really a guy to bank on, he would've made an impact in college earlier. I just don't see any real chance of Haula making it in the NHL. Ralph is much younger, and that alone leads me to believe he's more likely to hit his peak.
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