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11-14-2012, 09:57 PM
Where's the kaboom?
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Originally Posted by Gutchecktime View Post
I absolutely get what you're saying but I also think it's worth noting that those high risk plays tend to work out more often than not. Perhaps it's just my personal draft philosophy/preference for prospects, but I prefer a kid who can do that in juniors and has to be reigned in a little, rather than the "safe" option.
Oh, I agree. That kind of dynamic capability says a lot about what kind of capabilities he has. I just meant that it's the type of thing that a player usually has to rein in a bit when he gets into the NHL. He'll find he has to pick his spots more, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him get burned a couple of times by those high risk plays when he does crack the NHL. The talent level is undeniable though, and I don't think it's a question of if he adjusts, but how well he adjusts. He's probably the best pure talent defenseman in the draft.

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