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01-01-2013, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Ceremony View Post
If their potential is fulfilled I see us having the next Dan Boyle and Mike Green in Barrie and Elliott.

Oy. Elliott is currently tied for 95th in AHL defenseman scoring.

I think it's pretty hard (for me anyway) to really ascertain where each guy is based upon only periodically seeing them play in Erie this season, and never in person. Barrie's point totals are certainly good right now, but IMO they're both still unknowns, especially given how they played in the NHL last year. Elliott more so than Barrie, as I share the opinion that Barrie was (somewhat) better in his short NHL stint, and it seems pretty clear that he was better offensively over the first quarter of the AHL season.

Points aside, I hope they both learn to play defense. Something young defensemen in the Avs' system have had a tendency to not be able to accomplish.

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