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09-19-2012, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Mika Zibanejad View Post
I think they are very comparable.

Blacker was being compared to Jake Gardiner at last seasons training camp.

Petrovic at 18 years old (WHL): 63 points in 78 games
Blacker at 18 years old (OHL): 33 points in 57 games

Petrovic at 19 years old (WHL): 48 points in 68 games
Blacker at 19 years old (OHL): 70 points in 84 games (OHL & Memorial Cup Champion)

Petrovic at 19 years old (AHL): 6 points in 14 games
Blacker at 19 years old (AHL): 1 point in 6 games

Alex Petrovic - 36th overall (2nd round) in 2010
Jesse Blacker - 58th overall (2nd round) in 2009
Any two players can be "compared" per se. Although in result it does not makes those players equivalent or in a lot of senses a good comparison. This is an example of one of those. A stastical comparison can be used as reference for playing style, pedigree and potential can be used if you wish but even in this case, can be very misleading. Yet based on one year of junior stats, I see your rationale.
Just my two cents.

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