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11-28-2012, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by stoff View Post
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.
The other thing to remember is that his was the first draft post lockout IIRC and both he and Cogliano were supposed to represent the new NHL, smaller/more skilled players with speed. However the bottom line is that neither guy proved to be overly great picks and IMO showed yet again how our scouting staff thought that they were smarter than they really were.

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