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11-12-2012, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by TS Quint View Post
I only see about 2 forwards in the rest of that first round that are sure to be better than a 3rd liner, Ennis and Eberle. I don't think you take a 5'9 player at 11th either. You can't just gaurentee a first line player on the 11th pick. They were looking for a power forward and that was the best one out there.
Dont disagree, 7-14 picks disappointing is more common than people think.

But I think you may have hit the nail on the head with that last statement, they may have reached for need. No doubt Beach was pretty highly regarded going into the draft and wasnt considered a reach at the time, but it was also definitely a defense heavy draft going in as well.

But his numbers could be worse, and he is off to a good start this year. While you would hope for more, he missed a lot of last season. Not sure if his opportunity will come in Chicago though, seems to have been passed on the depth chart by Shaw and Saad. Him and Carcillo seem to be pretty redundant as well. Sounds like he still needs to work on his skating, defense and disciprine. Big guys take more time, but he does need to take some steps this season.

I think he will find his niche in the NHL, but he doesnt seem to have the talent to overcome a ******, stupid attitude, if that is still a problem for him.

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