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02-20-2013, 07:59 PM
Where's the kaboom?
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Originally Posted by snarktacular View Post
To me blue chip is a step above A prospect.

I think the Ducks have 1 A prospect. Gibson. Lindholm might be A-, but is probably B+.

Blue chip? Hmm. Maybe 4 in the history? Kariya, Tverdovsky, Getzlaf, and Fowler?
I wouldn't have called Fowler blue chip. Talent wise, absolutely, but I wouldn't have called him a sure thing. Huge upside, but lots of risk.

Lindholm, I think, is still on the fence because he's been out with a concussion. If he had been healthy the entire time, I think we'd have a much better idea of exactly where he stands. We'd have a better idea of where he stands developmentally, and we'd probably even see what kind of progress he's making. I think there are very, very few players who are draft eligible who are immediately considered blue chip.

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