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02-10-2013, 09:38 PM
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Hes was on pace for 75ish in his second NHL season and on pace for 46ish points this year (around 78 in a full season)
Yeah I noticed that. He's a darn good player, it just seems like people think... "okay, he hit a 75pt. pace last season, next year he will hit 80 pts., then 90 pts. and so on..."
Until he gets to the upper echelon he's not an upper echelon player in my eyes, but still a very good player at that. Who knows when he gets older if he will continuing progressing into an elite winger in this league.
I get that the draft position makes people think he will but I personally don't even think he's the best player in that draft... maybe third best.
Personally I find he's a fairly predictable player and plays a reckless game that might very well hurt him in the long run. I personally think if he was drafted to a more offensively inept club - like columbus or the like - he wouldn't even look like a potential 70 pt. player yet.
Anyway as you can tell I'm not so high on him as others are.
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