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05-04-2006, 06:27 PM
Blind Gardien
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I saw Linhart a few times in the OHL. Well, "saw" is a relative term, since he was mostly quite invisible. He was pretty smooth and had a pretty decent frame to him, but he really had trouble getting much icetime, because he just didn't do anything. No physical contact, no real attempts to get into the offense either. I can sort of understand how you might see him in isolation and think he's a hockey player, because he does look like one and has some tools. But once the puck drops, forget about it.

Was he drafted under the previous regime? If so, there's no way he could be retained. I guess the only way we keep him is if whoever liked him in the first place is one of our key people and they still really feel strongly that he's eventually going to put all of his tools together. But that seems like a real longshot. Wasted pick, IMHO. Watch what the Sens get from Kaigorodov picked just a bit after Linhart.

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