Teravainen vs Gaudreau
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01-14-2013, 09:25 PM
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Location: London, Ontario
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I know but since both didn't played any pro games yet, it means something, and there were both drafted recently, and there's a reason why he wasn't drafted in first three rounds, and why Terevainen was drafted in the first round.
Gaudreau was in the 2011 draft and Teravainen in the 2012 draft. Gaudreau has been given the opportunity to prove why he should have been drafted a few rounds higher then from where he was.
You're right, there was a reason why Gaudreau was drafted in the 4th round. Quite simply his size. Thus far he has shown it hasn't been a problem in every level he has played in and there is no doubt in my mind he would have been drafted much, much higher if teams were given the chance to redraft.
Neither player has played at the NHL level so you can look at draft position and go off that, but when it's a year and a half after the player has been drafted there is bound to be some risers and fallers in redrafts. Gaudreau would be a big riser, which explains the use of the word steal that has been thrown around with his name from time to time.
They both have tremendous skill and both are considered small players, one obviously more dominant in that category. At this point it is pure speculation as to who is going to become the better player / have the better career.
If I'm betting I say Teravainen has the better career. His skills are similar to Gaudreau in the sense that they are very high-end, but he has upwards of 1 year of development on him which is huge at their age, and size will be much less of a problem for him then for Gaudreau. Not to say size it isn't a problem for Teravainen, he is still considered a small player.
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