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01-24-2013, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by thedjpd View Post
As of now, he's certainly a top pairing offensive QB. The thing about him is almost everything he does is average to above average currently (that is, no real weakness, with a couple of elite skills (shot/skating).

He has a hard shot, good passing, great skating, physical, good offensive and good defensive instincts.

He has lapses from aggressiveness, both in rushing the puck and being physical, but has a pretty good hockey IQ overall, with decent size to boot.

He's exactly what the Flyers need; a complete defenseman, but he has the chance to be elite because of his tools. Will he get there? Maybe, but he's at least a top paring now, which will be a big boost to the D-Corps here, and knock everybody down one slot to where they should be.

He can already put up 30+ points and QB a PP - and Flyers may not be good at developing d-men from scratch, but they are very good at turning already established NHL d-men and maximizing their potential (Carle, Coburn).

If the Flyers have a chance to get him, they definitely should go for it. They dont' become available very often.
Much appreciated, thank you. The was he was being described sounded as though he had already transcended to elite, which I didn't think happened.

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