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12-29-2012, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ponder View Post
I think some people overrate him as a prospect. He has good size/strength, great speed and a nice shot, he's definitely a guy whose tools instantly impress you. At the same time, I haven't been impressed by his hockey sense, he doesn't seem to make great decisions with the puck, and that's a huge part of what makes a great player. I think he's better than his stats would suggest, his physical tools are very high end, but I don't think he'll be a true star. I'd peg his upside as roughly the next Erik Cole.
I'd like to meet the guy who said he was a great player, or destined to be one?

He's a high-maintenance guy, but nobody said that be be a high-rated prospect you have to be a one-man self-sufficient wrecking crew.

The names thrown around over the last few seasons have been Eric Cole, Adam Deadmarsh, Billy Guerin etc.

The only reason why people think he could score 30-35 is because of the depth and skill the Rangers have. It's going to be a while until he gets 20-22 mins a game

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