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11-04-2012, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul4587 View Post
Admittedly I haven't which is why my argument is pretty flawed. I'm basing it on the fact that almost every major junior player who goes on to play in the NHL (excluding goons) will have put up somewhat decent offensive numbers by their 20 year old season. Troy Bodie put up 28 goals in his last year of juniors. JF Jacques scored 78 points in 66 games. Even Josh Brittain had a year where he scored 32 goals. Cramarossa's career high is 12 and this year he's on pace for 8-9 goals at the moment.

I could be 100% off on this and I'll gladly admit it if Cramarossa ever plays an NHL game. I'm not a fan of boxscore scouting and but his numbers just stand out as completely unimpressive even for a defensive forward with character.
Your stats are a bit off. Cramarossa's career high is 14 goals(14 goals 13 assists last season in 44 games). Not at all mind blowing. But he spent some of last season injured and in a 3rd line role.

And for every JF Jacques and Troy Bodie you throw at me I can throw a guy like Marcus Foligno at you(career high of 23 goals in OHL). Who seems to be an impact player in his early career.

My point isn't to bash you, just as someone who has seen the guy play I think he will get an entry level deal. He most likely won't be a top 6 player ever. But he adds something to the depth of the Ducks they simply don't have. A tough, gritty in your face type. IMO the one thing the Ducks forward prospects are lacking is player with an edge to their game.

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