LW John Gaudreau - Boston College, HE (2011, 104th overall, Calgary)
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01-20-2013, 07:12 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
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John might look like Kane out there but let's slow down the hype train a bit here.
At the same point in their development and age Kane was enjoying the middle of his 2nd .88 PPG season in the NHL.
John had a great world junior tourney on a large ice surface and is dominating HE.
There is a world of difference here and it's more likely that John ends up being more like (insert small US College superstar who doesn't make it) than Patrick Kane.
I always love when a little guy makes it, like Gallagher making the Habs this year but fan bases tend to ignore the realities and likelihood of the odds as well at times and then hater when pretty objective analysis is brought forward.
As a Canuck fan I was happy to see Schroeder drop but it looks like he will be thrown on the bin of really good fast little guys in the lower tiers that didn't make it (which is where most of them end up).
Schroeder actually regressed his sophmore season for Minnesota. He was under a point per game. Granted the team was a mess, but Gaudreau has only gotten better.
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