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04-19-2013, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Toydarian View Post
That may be true, but sometimes those skills don't translate into being the better player.

Also, I was low-balling on the 3-4 years. From everything I have read (*I only saw Nurse play during the top prospects game*), Nurse is really raw. It could take upwards of 5 to 6 years before he is even an effective NHLer. I think you make the Gormley trade to become a better team in the short term.

A lot also does depends on whether your scouts think Nurse becomes better than Gormley in the first place.
Nurse is already very defensively advanced for his age.

There's very few NHLers that have Nurse's combination of wingspan and skating. And basically none with his combination of wingspan, skating and nastiness.

I'm pretty confident that he could be an impact NHLer as early as next season.

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