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11-15-2012, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
Noreau won't set the world on fire but look around the league. Players like him are few and far between. John Erskine. Matt Carkner. Stu Bickel. Tough guys who keep the game simple and are willing to go through a wall for their teammates are good guys to have around for a long season. I loved the pick.

However I also loved the Randy McNaught pick the year before
Noreau already has better skating than someone like Stu Bickel, too. I think he can really be an Erskine-like defender. Probably better, even. I think the 6/7 upside was quite bearish on him. 5/6 is his upside with a 7/AHL top 2 as his downside, IMHO. Frankly, if Bickel is in the NHL there is no reason for Noreau to not be.

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