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01-07-2013, 10:39 AM
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One thing is for sure, JC Lipon's stock dropped a lot after the WJC's. Was considered to be the Tanner Pearson of the draft, but now I can't see him going higher than a late 3rd round pick.
It shouldn't have (although I didn't see his stock as more than a 3rd prior
How much did he play? He hardly played!!!
You can't judge a player based on how he was used at the WJC, Couturier dropped in his year, because he didn't set the tournament on fire offensively (because the coach couldn't coach a PP to save his life). But I'd still take him 3rd in that group behind RNH and Larsson.
Hell, reading around here Mackinnon's stock dropped, not because he didn't play well, but because he HARDLY played.
I know you've seen him Royal, but for the people that haven't Lipon obviously had a poor first impression, but I thought in his limited time he showed to be a Burrows/Marchand type player. Decent on the forecheck, finishes checks, can create the odd chance.
I'd take him in the 3rd today, just as I likely would have before the WJC.
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