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02-01-2013, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by SMantzas View Post
Larsson's year last season is impressive for a multitude of reasons:

A) He was able to crack a top 10 defense as an 18 year old getting his first taste of NA hockey
B) Led NJ's defense in ES toi
C) Led NJ's defense in points
D) Made the All-star skills competition
E) 4th in rookie TOI/game (guys ahead of him were at least 2 years older)
F) Played well in the playoffs against Philly- even scored a big goal
G) 19 pts in 33 AHL games playing on an Albany team that couldnt score
H) I know this is subjective, but he just passes the "eye test". He's poised, smart positionally and has a good frame to work with. If the eye-test doesnt work for you, then reasons A-G should.
All great signs that Larsson is a great prospect and will be a very good defenseman in the NHL... Zero signs that he will be an Elite defenseman in the NHL.. Again not saying he won't.

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