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12-31-2012, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob E View Post
Ya, Cormier as a 4th line winger and f/o guy, might be another guy.

Pasquale needs development, he's far from what i would consider to be a competent NHL guy, at the moment, imo. Can he get there, maybe, hope so. Don't think there's a rush to get him to the next level.

Klingberg? Meh.
Re Cormier: The cheap 4th line C thing is appealing. He won't be an impact players, but I fully expect him to suit up with the big club in 13/14. I'd rather have his style of grit and defense than what Thorburn offers. The faceoffs are a nice plus too.

Re Pasquale: Eddie is at least a year or two away from a serious look at a backup job, but his development is trending in the right direction. Solid positional play and a sick glove hand makes him pretty much the anti-Pav. If Pav continues to falter we may need more from Eddie down the line.

Re Klingberg: It is a dang shame that he can't put his tools together. I like his skating and size, but his hockey sense and shot seem to be a complete mess. He is the kind of player that could benefit from a patient development plan. He isn't near ready, but I wouldn't rule out him finding a niche withing the next couple years. He is definitely a maybe.

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