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01-17-2013, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by jigsaw99 View Post
i don't think if it matters if he is available later on our not. if there are better players than him available before than you shouldn't draft him.
There are variables. Maybe they saw something in Mallet that suggested his skill would translate well into the pro game. I imagine they liked his physical prescence and determined at the very least Mallet could be a good 3rd/4th liner in the NHL. And if he developed better? Heck, then you have yourself a top 6 powerforward in the making.

Mallet so far hasn't been exceptional in the AHL, but he has shown some flashes. For a guy who only broke out in junior last year, flashes are a step in the right direction. Junior scoring is flawed, if Mallet were back in the Q this year there's no doubt he'd be dominating as an overager.

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