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10-31-2012, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Zip15 View Post
Sure, I can agree with that. But he's also 22, and it sometimes takes bigger players longer to figure out how to use size to their advantage on a consistent basis. But if he does figure it out, he could be productive given the fact that he has hands and a quick release.

I also look at it from the perspective that he's a 2nd round pick, and 70% of 2nd rounders never play 100 games in the NHL--Luke already has 71 in his pocket--and around 50% don't play a single game there. Through that lens, it's a bit tough for me to ever call him a "bust."
I wasn't disagreeing with you. Add "but time will tell if he gets this or not" to the last sentence in my previous post. I was simply stating what I found worrisome about Adam which went along with the essence of the thread. I'll never call him a bust, as in my eyes that term is reserved for far more disappointing draft picks than him (see Heisten; or Fabry if we're talking only second-rounders).

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