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09-16-2012, 09:23 AM
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Oilers drafted him because a 4th round pick was roughly his worth at the time. He's always had a lot of potential but right now he seems like a very very likely bust (you can call him that imo with the amount of hype around him at a young age). That happens. I hope he develops into a good khl player because sometimes he can very entertaining to watch, such slick hands and skating, but sadly, low intensity level and physically built like a junior.
Scouts knew that he was a big gamble but still i remember people here speculating if he could go in the 1st round and then when he fell to 4th it was quite a shock.
Rajala is the perfect example of a skilled offensive forward that just wont make it in the NHL. You can always bulk up, but for Rajala its going to take too much time. His biggest problem is that he avoids the dirty areas. That and his size - there you go. Bust.
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