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10-04-2012, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Lard_Lad View Post
That's the danger - with the Rockets' track record of producing great defencemen, people put a premium on their D in the draft, and that'll mean some bad picks of guys who don't have what Weber, Myers, Gorges, et. al. had. In terms of Rockets precedents, the guy Severson reminds me of is Mike Card, who was a fringe first-round prospect going into his draft year, then tanked badly and wound up going in the 8th to Buffalo; he didn't get a second contract from the Sabres and apparently played in Italy last season. The size and skill level are pretty similar. If he doesn't have more drive than Card (which, granted, isn't a high standard), he won't have much of an NHL career.

Agreed with NJ, though. He's the kind of guy they make into serviceable, but unspectacular, NHL defencemen. It's a good fit for him.


Yes I understand your point about Kelowna.


So I take it that you would not have wanted Severson drafted with the 2nd rndr?

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