RD Erik Gudbranson (2010, 3rd overall, Florida)
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01-27-2013, 08:51 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
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To answer the OP regarding Gudbranson....
Best case comparison: Shea Weber/Chris Pronger
Likely comparison: Brent Seabrook/Jack Johnson
Worst-case comparison: Eric Brewer/Chris Phillips
The sky is really the limit for him. He has raw raw tools and is still so young. Should be very interesting to see how he develops over the next few years.
I think you're significantly overrating his offensive abilities if you think Seabrook/Johnson is "likely." Of all the big, physical, smooth skating, two way dmen who've gone high in the draft recently (Gudbranson, Hamilton, Bogosian and Trouba), I think Gudbranson is the least talented offensively, and Seabrook is a pretty optimistic "likely comparison" for most of those guys.
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