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09-03-2012, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by doublejack View Post
I'm with Jaster on this. In fact, I might even say that Dekeyser is #3 on my list behind Smith and Nyquist in that he is closer to NHL ready than all the prospects in our system save for those two. Just my opinion. I think he could be a regular in a year. At the very worst he would be #4/#5 in our system, and the highest rated defense prospect after Smith.
Imo, Tatar and Jarnkrok are NHL ready but at the same time not ready to be impact players. Depends what the definition of NHL ready is. The Wings obviously like the prospects to be ready to contribute to a winning team before putting them in, not just skate with them. But based on your and jaster's review, I sure hope we can get him signed. A big defensive guy close to NHL ready would be a welcomed addition to our prospect pool.

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