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03-02-2013, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Bubba88 View Post
that's true, but you can't hit with every pick that looks good in juniors.
Well of course not, no one's gonna hit on every pick from wherever they come from, but there's just as much reason to believe he could turn out to be a solid NHL player as there is to believe he wont. It's all about keeping realistic expectations for what their NHL role will be. Being a top goal scorer as an overager isn't going to likely translate to being a top NHL scorer but that doesn't mean an effective role can't be found a la Shaw, Bolland, etc.

If they had no track record of hitting on mid-low round players it'd be one thing, but they've been very successful with them in recent years so there's reason for optimism and again, with a fifth round pick there's not much to lose. Could turn out to be a steal. We'll see.

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