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11-16-2012, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Vankiller Whale View Post
Normally I would assume Lindholm is being overhyped by Ducks fans, as he was considered quite a reach and they passed over several players who appeared to be superior.

However their past drafting record in recent years(Gardiner, Schultz, Fowler, Vatanen, etc) leads me to have a higher opinion of him. I believe OEL was also considered a reach at the time he was drafted, and look how he turned out.
I think we were as surprised as you. Plenty of eyebrows were raised when Lindholm was picked, but I have to say, all he's done is impress. I think it's still too early to start talking about who he is better than, or what kind of player he can realistically be, but I do think that, so far, he's living up to his draft position, and he has a lot of us very excited about his future. I really think that, if he's released to go, he'll surprise a lot of people in the WJC.

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