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11-22-2012, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by heartsabres View Post
Well that is not true at all. If you are talking about ceilings, then Brennan tops out as a top 4 defenceman and at worst a bottom pairing PP defenceman. As for McNabb and Pysyk´s potential it would be a top pairing defenceman. I don´t see McNabb or Pysyk not making it as a top 4 defenceman. As for Brennan he will prbably never be a regular sabre.

The guy I am looking forward to if he can reach his potential is Jerome Gauthier-Leduc.
You're being really generous to Brennan. At worst, he's a career AHLer, as he is now, and a serviceable call-up if an offensive d-man goes down and we need someone to man the point on the PP. At best, I still think he's just a bottom pairing offensive specialist in the NHL. I just don't see top 4 upside there. He lacks IQ in his own end, is prone to making mistakes/bad plays under pressure... And there's no way his shot is enough to push him over Ehrhoff, Myers, and McNabb on the depth chart when he's lacking other tools that those guys have (McNabb has a great physical game, Hoff and Myers are elite skaters and both much smarter defensively). Basically, we're not lacking for offensive talent on in our D group enough for him to get any kind of shot in the top 4 unless we hit a really, really unfortunate run of injuries. I do think he could be an effective bottom-pairing player, but if he's in our top 4, I think we're in trouble.

Side note: I'm also looking forward to seeing how JGL develops. He's definitely a bit of a project, but with the depth we already have, he's got plenty of time.

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