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11-20-2012, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by squidz View Post
Must just be the AHL numbers he's behind on. As far as second rounders and later there's only 3 defensemen with more NHL games played in that draft. Spurgeon, Demers, and Hamonic (amusingly, two were NYI picks) are the only defensemen selected 2nd round or later with more NHL games. He's also besting three first rounders in both NHL games played and AHL points, Tyler Cuma, Jake Gardiner, and Colten Teubert. Looks like Gardiner is on pace to surpass him though.
I only got halfway through the 2nd round. Most of the guys ahead of him are 0.25-0.5 PPG in the NHL and a lot barely touched the minors and were close to PPG down there.

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Originally Posted by the8bandarmadillo View Post
Johansson was missed a lot. Skoula gets routinely criticized here but he was underrated. Zidlicky was okay until he threw his fit. Carney was good. You also forget that Schultz worked with one of the best defensive coaches in the league. Schultz played in the top 3-4 on a good defensive team.
They ranged from alright to pretty good, but come on. Look at the teams that won and/or got close. Do I need to recite names here? Those teams had STUDS on defense.

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