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02-01-2013, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Multimoodia View Post
Which is almost precisely what he has been billed as since the year after the Blues picked him.
Jackman with better speed, a little more offense (due to a better shot and a bit more awareness), and the ability to fill in on the top pairing but better as the compliment to Shattenkirk.

He appears on track for that role and unless traded will likely take it over in another year or so when Jackman's contract expires.

Frankly, most of the fans on here do not seem to have much higher expectations for Cole. A comfortable top 4 defenseman who can play the physical role required and can be moved to a top 2 in certain situations.
I would be happy if Cole turned out like I said he would, but the expectations I feel I get from some of these Blues fans is that Cole is going to be obviously not Pietrangelo level, but more of a #2 guy that can be relied on game in game out. I see him as more of a #5/6 guy but playing as a #2/4 guy.

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