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12-29-2012, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyingKostitsyn View Post
I always laugh at statements like these. Teams have won cups with equivalent or worse players before and besides we don't know yet what Dumont can do at the NHL level (he did well in the few games he played last year).

Pyatt was still a good defensive forward, if Dumont is anything like him with a little more offense and a lot more grit then he should be a decent 4th liner.
Perhaps I overstated my point a little......

The point that I was trying to make is generally if one of these players is a regular in your lineup then you are in trouble. It is hard to say that Dumont is better than players who were regulars on a Cup winning team when he has yet to even make the NHL. IMO Dumont is going to be primarily a career AHLer.

What makes me laugh is when a grinder like Dumont has a big game in the AHL this board is flooded with over exuberant posts about his potential. I love his work ethic and attitude but he doesn't have the size/skill/speed to be a quality NHLer.

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