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11-04-2012, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by hbk View Post
Rundblad is never going to be OEL defensively. I buy the Zubov comparison though. Rundblad is developing nicely. He has a higher level or two yet but he has time to get there. This is a player worth getting excited about.
People are hard on dmen. Yandle terrified me in his first pro-season. I generally hate every rookie defenseman that enters the league. No really. Almost every one of them scares me when they are on the ice. OEL was a very rare exception. I would be to dmen what Dave Tippett is to forwards. I would never play the rookies.
Noone remembers the angst over Yandle's growing pains.

And I won't embarrass anyone else by quoting anyone other than me, but there were lots of posts in a different thread about the 22 year old Yandle not looking like an NHL player.

Still time for Rundblad to turn it around. And he has elite upside. Doesn't mean he ever becomes more than Tverdovski/Ozolinsch, but the potential is definitely there.

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