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01-12-2013, 11:51 AM
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Really? He has shown flashes that he can be, but the kid isn't there yet. He did very well in points for a young player, but his consistency and decision making at times can be contradicting to him being this top 20 D in the league. I know he will get there because he has a lot of drive and determination, but I don't believe he is there yet.
Well, common sense would lead me to believe that most people would recognize potential franchise defensemen when they see them, but through my various internet travels I've come to realize that's not the case.
He plays 25 minutes a game against the toughs (with lousy zone starts), with very impressive results, and can also run the powerplay. He has almost the same P/PG as Drew Doughty, on a MUCH worse team - and is only 23.
At least it's good to know it's not just Oilers fans who undervalue their best players.
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