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03-04-2013, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Beacon View Post
His trouble making the team is disappointing for a first rounder. You look at how Nieves is doing at the same age and it really illustrates that things aren't going well for Skjei. I don't care whose team is stronger. There is no team in NCAA where Nieves wouldn't be a top-6 forward, and he's a late second rounder.

A first rounder should be able to make the #3 (of 11) team in CCHA as a regular, and anyone who says otherwise is refusing to see the truth.

Nobody is saying he's a bust, but having him in the stands isn't a great thing.
Not that Skjei is doing great, but you're comparing a forward to a defenseman. Defense is a much more restrictive position and on that requires a lot more mental and technical development. It's unfair to compare the two like that. In 9 out of 10 cases the defenseman is going to take longer to develop. It's definitely been a rough campaign for Brady but I'm not at all worried about his future right now.

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