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02-13-2013, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by BobRouse View Post
Do you believe MJ lacks talent?

I don't. He is a great skater with a good head on his shoulders that needs to bulk up by about 10-15lbs. It can make a world of difference if he does.

He should be a center. That is his natural position and he plays much better there. He does need to work on face offs.

Don't be too quick to reach your decision. The kid was our 3rd leading scorer just last year.
I'm a fan of him, but I see a few issues that make him tradable.

- He's physically soft and has no grit

- He has no apparent slot on the team where he can excel (sucks as a wing, and there are no open center spots for him)

- Horrible at faceoffs which even further limits his effectiveness

Basically he's redundant. I think he could without a doubt blossom into a very good forward some day. BUT, to reshape a team you have to trade someone. Who can we get a good return from AND not create a gaping hole in the lineup? Mojo fits the bill today.

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