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11-19-2012, 05:33 PM
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Calculon
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From Elliotte Friedman's 30 thoughts:

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12. Two years ago, Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford explained his belief that you cannot truly judge a defenceman until he turns 24. Rutherford says it's the hardest pro position to learn. While in special cases some become early superstars, you can find a diamond in the rough by waiting a little.

13. I was reminded of that while watching Calgary prospect TJ Brodie of the Abbotsford Heat. He started the 2010-11 season with the Flames and there were coaches saying he was ready for the big league. It didn't work out. Now he's 22, coming off a season where he dressed for 54 NHL games, playing very well for the stingiest defensive team in the AHL's Western Conference. The Rutherford theory is strong in this one.

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