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01-11-2013, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by gregor View Post
What did they see in Kea in the first place? He's big clearly, and a C, but surely there a plenty of those out there. His offensive stats are putrid before this season. How did they anticipate this?

They saw a big two-way forward that could skate with some untapped offensive potential. He was reduced to a fourth line role in his draft year and the scouting staff obviously thought that he was poised for a breakout year based on his strong playoff and an increased role. He was already a good penalty killer but with a playoff that showed signs of an offensive game, they obviously felt he was worth a look earlier than some as the Sabres were without a fourth-round pick.

Also, when Ross MacLean of ISS speaks highly of the guy as a sleeper, he's probably not some putrid middle-round scrub either.

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