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12-02-2012, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Sore Loser View Post
The thing with Boone has always been that his work ethic far out paces his skillset, and that's what's going on in the OHL. It's somewhat typical for 19 or 20 year olds to dominate in junior. Simply put, they are the bigger, stronger, more experienced men of junior hockey. Boone Jenner definitely has some skill (after all, he was picked in the second round!), but it's his work ethic that has him getting his chances right now.

I remember when the Phoenix Coyotes drafted a 19 year old that had just led the WHL in scoring, a kid who was the talk of the prospects board for many moons. Colin Long never really had much of a shot to play in the NHL, but if you asked anybody who "knew" about him when he was still playing junior hockey, he was the next Denis Savard.

Boone's size and work ethic will afford him a spot on the Jackets, whenever NHL hockey resumes. If his scoring translates, great ... but if not, we drafted a guy with excellent tangible assets, a good, hard working kid that wants to be a winner.
He doesn't need to score a ton in the NHL, just score more then Sammi Pahlsson. Peca scored 20 during his peak years ad a defensive center. If Boone can be a solid defender and pot double figures in goals he'll be a great second round pick.

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