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01-02-2013, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
Any more opinions on him?

Seems like both his hype and play have completely fallen off the map since the Wild took him this summer.
I don't know that his play has fallen off the map, and obviously with the WJCs on at the moment most of the hype/discussion is about guys who made their respective national teams. By all reports Dumba has improved a bit defensively, his numbers aren't outstanding but Red Deer are a fairly low scoring, defensive team this year. Personally I feel the same about him as I did before, great tools but questionable hockey IQ. Should be a top 4 dman at the NHL level IMO, but I think his hockey IQ prevents him from being a real star/#1 dman. Could be a pick that people end up questioning a bit, if the Wild could go back they might think a little harder about taking Dumba over guys like Trouba, Girgorenko and Forsberg.

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