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10-15-2012, 08:53 AM
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Just a couple notes as I get caught up in the thread:

Lindberg has always had this offensive talent in him. He looked very good in the WJC's a couple of years ago but he much more in the JT Miller mold than Chris Kreider. He is a 2-way player. It is that very reason many people had him slated for the 4th line in the future. However, he is not a black hole offensively. He has good awareness and he has offensive skills. Playing in the SEL as a teenager and not putting up a ton of points shouldn't have turned people off to him. It's a professional league and he was able to win a role as a 2-way player. He concentrated on that.

For people who knew about Skjei before and after the draft his learning curve to NCAA hockey was not expected to be very large. His size, skating and strength are MAJOR strengths of his and allow for him to make-up for any mistakes he makes in the same way McDonagh does. Just an amazing pick in the later 1st round.

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