Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Winnipeg signs Jacob Trouba to ELC
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04-02-2013, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield View Post
Never understood the hype with Dumba. I never liked him, had him mid-first round in my rankings. I understand he did good in Min camp this year and nearly made the team, but at his size and style I just don't see more than a bottom pairing D. I had Trouba as my #2 D in the 2012 draft, stand by that.
He (Dumba) is gonna have to develop his hockey IQ a lot more because at his size, I don't see his physical game translating to the NHL very well either. He'll have to rely on his puck-moving ability and solid shot from the point if he wants to make the NHL. If he improves his defensive game I think I can see him taking over Gilbert's spot on the 2nd pairing in a few years.

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