Thread: Prospect Info: 2012-2013 Blues Prospects
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12-20-2012, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by CarvinSigX View Post
Don't agree with the Cole assessment. He should put up 20 or so points with Pietrangelo, basically being Polak with a bit more offence. He has not been THAT bad in his few showings.
Cole has looked okay on The NHL level for a player within his first 50 games. He's made rookie mistakes and been unpoised at times, but what rookie defenceman playing on a new level doesn't suffer from those issues? Defence on The NHL level takes a lot of time and work to master (much more than forward). It's too hard to judge how a young rookie defenceman will play throughout a career when looking just at his early transition period. Some very good NHL D-men didn't mature into their solid, poised NHL game until age 26. Let's give him some time. He's got good size and good tools (decent skill). I think he'll be a solid #3 NHL D-man for much of his career.

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