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02-09-2013, 05:27 PM
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No, a bottom-pairing defenseman with a 25th overall pick is a draft failure, period. I would NEVER expect a bottom pairing defenseman with a first round pick and it would always be a bad pick if that happened.
Regardless, the Blues explained that the reason they picked him was because he's a top-4 dman. That's what they said when they picked him. If, 7.5 months after the draft, he's no longer got that potential it's a bad pick.
However, 7.5 months after the draft there's no reason to assume he's only a bottom-pairing potential player. I kind of think he'll either be a top-4 guy or won't be in the NHL.
I'm not ready to deem him a failure....He's a freshman. Actually for a freshman, his stats aren't half bad. I'd be more worried about Kurker than him or Parayko at this point.
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