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03-25-2013, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Oiler11 View Post
That's a little revisionist. We all thought he was top-4 based on his play in the AHL and his first few weeks here. He's petered out, for sure, but let's not deny he took BOTH leagues by storm.
People thinking he would transition smoothly from the NCAA to a dependable top-4 guy in his rookie season in the NHL were fooling themselves. And sure, he was great in the AHL (and so was Ebs...), but that was for 1/3 of a season against much weaker competition. That said, along with Hall, he's one that I'm least worried about. I think he'll be a fantastic offensive defenseman, but it'll probably take another season or two.

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