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04-14-2013, 11:51 AM
krazy kanuck
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Originally Posted by Brock View Post
However, with the whole exceptional status thing, this means that Aaron Ekblad is going to be included in this group (because he was born in 1996), because I did not include him in last year's 1995 list.
Although you didn't include him last year, AE5 was the most impressive rookie, so with a year of development it's not surprising that he tops the list against his birth year cohort. You mention the step he took forward in this year's playoffs. Interestingly, I think he really started to take off in last year's playoffs when they had him playing 30+ minutes a night of great hockey. The Colts have incredible confidence in this young man, and deservedly so.

You're absolutely right, the sky is the limit. I can't wait to see what he does next year. He's already the Chara of the OHL...if he grows lookout...

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