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03-17-2013, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by mindfly View Post
So Ouellet goes from 0.95ppg to 0.82ppg... and all this because another player on the blueline got more powerplay time?
Part of the reason, but his team backed into the playoffs IIRC. I think they were only around .500 from the WJC and onward. But that's still no excuse for his lack of offense, so much so that he wasn't a nominee for the best defenceman award in the Q. I think we should temper our expectations for Ouellet now, he's more likely never going to run a
PP but we don't need him too. If he ends up in Vlasic mold with better skating like I've heard than I'm okay with that.

Sproul has really leap froged Ouellet in the prospect ranking imo, I had Ouellet 3rd but that spot now belongs to Sproul. I still think that they both have #2 potential, just that Sproul has that outside chance to be a #1 if he can develop even an average defensive game.

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