Defensemen dominate the Los Angeles Kings junior level prospect pool
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12-03-2012, 06:46 PM
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I know he's in Juniors and not in College, but Roach's progress is very similar to that of Blake's. Blake also started off slow in college, but then his numbers picked up substantially and it started to click for him when he was 19-20. Sometimes the bigger guys just need to grow into their bodies. If Roach continues his solid play this season and carries it over into next year in a higher league, the Kings could be looking really good on that signing.
The big difference between the two though is that when Blake was at Bowling Green he was still a total monster and there wasn't any real doubt that he would be a solid NHLer one day. AR is a very good developing talent and I think very highly of him but his overall talent level isn't what RB's was at the same point in time imo.
Still as far as the two being later bloomers I agree and we nabbed a good one when we picked up AR, that is certain.
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