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04-19-2013, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by mapleleaf979 View Post
Interesting point, but I dont think so. Mckeown was a better selection at #2. Best Dman in the draft with a long distance runners endurance. He competed so hard, he never wanted to come off the ice. He fit a team need as well in Kingston. U knew what u were getting from Mckeown game to game, with Hosang u werent sure if he was going to showboat all game or try and play hockey. It was an extreme with him.

Hosang's value declined over the course of his minor midget year, starting before Christmas. At the same time, Hosang has #2 skill level behind Mcdavid but does not always know how to use it the right way and that fact alone continues to hurt his potential in my eyes. A focused Hosang could contend for the OHL scoring title in upcoming years but he seems too interested in self promotion, dangling, toe drags and turning pucks over.

The Capobianco selection in my eyes was too early. I think he was a late first round pick. If Im an opposing team, I dump it into his corner in the OHL and wear him down in the corner, he will be over-matched. He has excellent puck moving skills but he is a very wirey kid, weighing around 150 pounds. Dman take longer to develop, I think Capo struggles in Year 1 more than say Troy Henley.
We agreed that Mckeown should have gone #2, because Fronts could have secured a solid forward at #9, as they did with Bennett. However, most of the bloggers on the site felt that HoSang was the cream of the draft, behind McDavid.

I still think there is a situation brewing with Capobianco and the team, and agent/player, and he may be packaged and moved to a team that he really wants to go to. I cant see the Wolved slotting him into the lineup with 8 dmen already signed and with DeHaan progressing. For the Wolves to pick #7 overall and not slot him into the lineup would be a total failure.

Time will tell.

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