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11-05-2012, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by snarktacular View Post
Three notable low ones are Kesler, Staal, and Bergeron. They were only 17 those seasons, so the relatively low numbers are still pretty impressive.

McClement and Backes are the two real low scorers that did not score a lot as older players in their junior leagues.

You can make all the caveats you want, and it could explain any one or two prospects. Just like how you might use those caveats for our guys. I still think it's pretty striking how prolifically most of them scored.
NHL players need to be talented. There's no denying that. I just think the expectations are getting a little high here, and it seems a bit early to start expressing disappointment towards a player none of us have really been able to see. I mean, that's a list that consists of some Selke finalists(and winners). Those are pretty special players in their own right, and winning the Selke typically takes a combination of impressive offense, and great defense. That doesn't sound particularly realistic for Rakell.

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