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03-30-2013, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by orange is better View Post
Why are you that surprised? Laughton I could see top 20, but top 10? No way. He doesn't have the offensive upside for that classification.

Nick cousins? He racks up points in juniors as a 19 year old, but plays far from a complete game and isn't strong enough to be in contention for a top 10 prospect ranking. I would have been shocked if Cousins made top 30 let alone top 10. I really don't see what so many around here see in him. I don't think his offensive game translates to the NHL level whatsoever. He might serve as a Patrick Kaleta type player though...
I don't think he's a top fifty prospect either, but he's certainly better than a Patrick Kaleta type. Cousins has put up three seasons in the same junior league as Kaleta's that are better than Patrick's best.

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