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11-04-2012, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by ponder View Post
Obviously no comparisons are perfect, Monahan is his own player, but he reminds me the most of Eric Staal when I've seen him play, though a couple inches shorter. Really like the kid, not flashy but works hard, goes to the net, and finishes very well, not hard to see him turning into a top 6 centre in the NHL. He was great in the Canada-Russia Challenge, I wonder if that'll give him a shot to make the WJC team? He could look good in a role similar to the one Couturier got in his draft year.
This is the comparison that I keep walking away with. I think your looking at a strong 2-way C, with good offensive upside. I think he will be a 65 - 80pt C. Not quite the same numbers that Staal puts up, but same style of play.

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