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11-28-2012, 03:06 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Waterloo Ontario
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I think you are looking with a little too much hindsight in respect to Chorney. If you go back a few years Chorney was a blue chip defenseman prospect. A top NCAA scorer for defenseman and Team USA captain, most people compared him to Brian Rafalski and expected him to be a number 2 defenseman with the only detraction for him being a number 1 was his size. Obviously that isn't the case but i think he was hyped a little more than Marancin has been hyped so far.
Fair enough. When the Oilers picked Marincin he was pretty much an unknown to most of us. So yes, Chorney would have been far more hyped. But my comparison is not based on when they were drafted but rather on where they were at roughly the same time in their development as Marincin is now.
I could compare Joey Laleggia to Rafalksi as well. He is a top scoring NCAA defenseman and a with a great hockey sense. The problem is that most such players never convert their accomplishments in college to the big leagues. So while I am very much hoping that the Oilers found a gem in Laleggia, I would also temper my expectations.
Marincin is a different animal. He has an excellent two-way game, is also a very good skater and is much bigger than Chorney. Factor in what he has done so far in the AHL in comparison to what Chorney did in his first year and I would say that Marincin projects better as a pro going forward than Choreny would have when he was in his first AHL campaign. Others can disagree.
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