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11-12-2012, 09:23 PM
Bernier the Boats
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Originally Posted by ErnieLeafs View Post
As you can see, we agree on Blacker at the moment. I see him thus far as a 5-6 at this point. He's getting along okay in the AHL, but not showing the offensive prowess I'd hoped for. He still has the skating, physical element, and point shot to warrant consideration for a 5-6 spot at the NHL level if he progresses.

I think Drouin is a no-brainer over Pulock right now. Shinkaruk is about a dead-heat for me, as he looks so much like Kessel at his ripe, young age.

I don't discount Pulock, as the kid is highly skilled, but I have a hard time calling him BPA over guys like Drouin, or even a guy like Nichushkin, if we pick between 6-12, and they're all on the board.
Nichushkin has looked great in limited viewing so far. Reminds me of a young Rick Nash. So big and fast, can really control the play, especially off the rush. He also back-checks very hard.

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