The Out of Town Thread part XLVII All talk from around the league here
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01-22-2013, 09:58 PM
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The fact that he stunk so bad last year and was in way over his head makes you question his upside. Doesn't make him a bust, but maybe his hockey sense won't allow him to be true top 6 player at the NHL level. There are lots of big and fast guys that just can't play top 6...Kilger just off the top of my head.
true enough, though he's been on fire in the AHL this year, 10th in scoring and 5th in goals, as a 20 year old in a season where the AHL was deeper in talent than usual.
haven't watched him much, and in the brief glimpses last year with the Isles, he looked lost... then again, playing 4th line minutes with scrubs will do that to most 18-19year old rookies.
creativity and hockey sense are part of his attributes in most of the profiles on him, to go with his size/skating/offensive tools.
i don't think you get many Kilger type players going top-5 these days, draft bust are still a reality and hard to pick out, but the big physically skilled guy with limited hockey sense going that high doesn't seem to happen nearly as much as it did in the 90's.
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