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10-22-2012, 09:36 AM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Washington, DC
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Burst on the scene as a rookie, playing steady 3rd line minutes and playing the best hockey of his short career in our series against Detroit.
What do you see his role next year being? What's his ceiling? What line-mates do you want to see him with?
Personally, I see him as a 3rd liner again this year, but in the future, I believe he will be a solid 2nd line player that does a bit of everything. Under-rated, barely heard of, but a very solid 2nd liner.
Also, I want to see a line of Hornqvist/Halischuk-Wilson-Bourque at some point
I think he remains a Darren Helm-esque top-end third line player for his entire career. His role and performance is defined by speed, hustle, and tenacity and I think he is perfect for the third line. He's not bad with the puck necessarily, but I just don't see him developing hands like Erat in the next few years. I am very high on him overall, but I think he's a third liner, and to me, there is nothing wrong with that.
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