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01-17-2013, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Moosetache View Post
..potentially due to the fact that it seems these kids have come up short of my expectations these last few years.
That's true for some of them for sure. I guess it's really a mixed bag that we sometimes overlook (or I admit, we sometimes have unrealistic expectations also). Guys like Boychuk, Dalpe, Nash, Sanguinetti have yet to live up to expectations in the NHL, but others have so hopefully a couple of them can break-through this season.

My view:
Brandon Sutter was a young guy who IMO, met and exceeded expectations
Skinner exceeded expectations (so far).
Faulk has at a minimum, met expectations (so far)
Tlusty looks like he's starting to get to a point where he will meet expectations.
McBain: I think he's met initial expectations (late 2nd round pick), but fallen short of the ballooned expectations of some that came about after his initial 14 games.

Bowman: For me he's about where I'd expect given his draft position. I think some expected him to be more of a scorer, but if he can be a reliable 2-way 3rd/4th liner that can move up in the line-up and chip in some offense, I'll be happy.

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