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12-04-2012, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by QuietOnTheFront View Post
You still need high-end skill to execute the moves he pulls off. My point is I don't think the assessment of second line skill is anywhere near accurate. His best asset is his hockey sense no doubt, but his 2nd and 3rd are his speed and skill which are also at elite levels.
He's safe to be a 2nd line center - Zibanejad has the upside to be a 1C and the minimum to be a 3C - lots of variance in his projection - if he meets his total potential he will be better than Couts - but that's about the only way... Either way Hamilton was the BPA so I don't know why we always compare to Couts.

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