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10-19-2012, 07:47 AM
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He won`t win a Rocket Richard title however, the kid is very responsible defensively (if not mistaken, an area that the Oilers struggle with), he uses his size well but still room for improvement, his hands are much better than advertised, he does not hesitate driving to the net, battling along the boards etc...he is a complimentary piece and one that would be a nice compliment on a team such as the Oilers who are rich up front with high end to potentially elite talent.
His (Caron`s) biggest problem was where he was drafted (not his fault of course), far too many on the Bruins board (of which I am one on there) toss out, or are influenced by the "1st round" draft pick, they then set up expectations almost solely based on that, and when or if a player doesn`t reach a fans level of expectations, claims of "bust" are made swiftly.
The kid earned a spot, earned the trust of a coach who is adamant that his players adhere to 3 zone play and he has, in very limited time, and a yo yo effect of being sent between the AHL and the NHL, responded very well. He`ll never be flashy, he`ll hardly bring fans out of their seats with an end to end rush however, he is one of those players coaches love, a player who`ll do all those little things that too many other players won`t in order to help the team. The kid will be a very solid, if unspectacular pro IMO.
Excellent break down of Carons' game. And the very reason that I'd rather keep him over a hobbled overpaid Hemsky.
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