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11-27-2012, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Leaf Rocket View Post
Definitely a good point! However there are players who are younger that haven't been in the SEL as long as those young players that have performed or shown greater potential IMO.
Such as current Duck prospect Frederik Andersen, and Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals.
Mickelbot hit the point of my argument. I was comparing the success Silfverberg did as compared to his age group putting him in very strong company. Yes there are a couple players who were of age that didn't stay in the SEL but nonetheless, Silfverberg is the youngest since Forsberg to win the award which should say something.

Rundblad was a huge disappointment due to his inability to translate his game to the NHL due to his deficiency on the defensive end. Silfverberg has no holes in his game and his gritty, sneaky game around the net could best serve in the NHL. He is already the leading forward scoring among other top prospects and more experiences players in Bingo(AHL team)

Silfverberg has top-line potential but it remains to be seen if he can achieve it. A lot of Sens fans pencilling him along-side Spezza this year, especially due to the unbelievable shift he had against NYR in last playoff game in the third period. Therefore we know he is capable of it.

Silfverberg is a more safer bet with just as much skill and hockey IQ as Kadri with better work ethic, leadership and defensive responsibility. That's why the clear answer is Silfverberg with quite ease, imo.

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