2012-2013 CHL/NCAA/Euro Prospects thread 2.0
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12-02-2012, 09:27 AM
Et le But
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At the risk of sounding way off base, I wouldn't write off Hudon as not having top line potential. It's definitely a hail mary of a long shot but if he drastically improves his explosiveness and continues to fill out, his fantastic hockey IQ could turn him into something very special.
The fact that he's in the running for a top 6 position on a stacked Canadian WJC squad with another year of eligibility ahead of him AND there being a lockout is pretty ridiculous for a 5th rounder. Gallagher and Leblanc couldn't do it on lesser squads.
Hudon does have top line potential, but that is still something of a longshot IMO.
He has the same problem a lot of Habs prospects have actually, in that he's very good at a lot of things and in the next level when he can't flat out dominate, might struggle a little to find his identity. It's the same problem Leblanc has, though Hudon might be potentially a better playmaker.
Collberg on the other hand, has a potentially elite or a near elite level wrist shot. He has other things going for him too, but I think a lot of people are underestimating just how valuable that weapon is.
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