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11-13-2012, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
How are any of the guys you mentioned safer than someone who actually played in the NHL and did reasonably well?
Playing a few games in the NHL is one thing, becoming a solid player playing an important role is another. I feel confident that Beaulieu and Tinordi have what it takes to become legit top-4 dmen, but even though Leblanc is a good all-around player, I don't see him becoming more than an average third liner, or maybe a weak 2nd line winger. He's still really young and seem to be the kind of guy who has the work ethic to constiniously develop his game, a bit like Plekanec did, but right now I feel he lacks that special asset that could make him some kind of impact player.

Again, maybe I'm underrating him. He was indeed able to adapt his game to each new league he played in, including the NHL.

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