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12-04-2012, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by the8bandarmadillo View Post
Until Klefbom stays healthy and can show his game adapts, Brodin is ahead of him at this point. Brodin has played more games in the Eliteseries in the SEL and didn't miss the WC.
That's pretty rich considering that Brodin is hurt and was hurt because he put himself in jeopardy by not committing on the play quick enough and then putting himself in a vulnerable position instead of letting Hall get to the puck and then trying to poke it away.

Originally Posted by the8bandarmadillo View Post
OR! Hall charged Brodin and broke his collarbone awkwardly falling down.

Great. And when Cuma was a prospect, he was talked about as a high end defenseman as well. But Cuma had injury problems that derailed his career and he's finally coming back to form. Klefbom has shown he has an injury history that should be of some concern for his development.

The problem with Brodin is how do you measure a prospect that has already achieved so much? Klefbom was much, much more of a project than Brodin coming into the draft season, so he had so much more to gain that season. Brodin played in 20 more games in the SEL and in the WC. To me that proves a lot more than Klefbom. Hell Brodin jumped over to the AHL and stayed there. Why didn't Klefbom?

At this point in the stage Minnesota and Edmonton are two organizations heading in different paths; Minnesota is using FA to grab top end players and using the draft to fill out the rest. Edmonton is using the draft to grab top end players and using FA to grab depth players. Either strategy is fine.
Klefbom was named the top D at the WJC's IIRC, not Brodin. Klefbom is the bigger of the two players and more well built for the North American game.

Also, I wasn't aware that Justin Schultz was a depth player. Just because your team had a perfect storm where the two top UFA's wanted to sign there doesn't mean that it'll always be like that.

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