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12-02-2012, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by piqued View Post
Really? I think the most often criticism has been that he didn't have much of a physical side. He's always had the offensive element, otherwise he wouldn't have been drafted at 14.
His offensive potential was widely questioned at the time of his draft. The reason he was projected to go (and went) so high was his relatively low bust potential (most felt he was pretty close to definitely being at least a productive NHL defenseman of some sort) coupled with the tantalizing possibilities of reaching his full potential. It's not as if his statistics in college were enough to strongly suggest he would be able to contribute a whole lot offensively in the NHL.

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