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04-19-2013, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by BBurke View Post
Etem leaving is why the points went down. I think saying he's the second best offensive player next to Drouin is grossly overstating it, but he does have a nice skill set. I think people will be surprised by how far he slips, but he will be a nice pick. I think Kessel was a way better prospect than Shinkaruk, but there's no reason why with a few more seasons of development he can't evolve into a solid top 6 player.
Yes I forgot about the Etem thing. This was actually talked about when they were linemates. EE isn't quite Radulov but the halo effect would be a concern. Rychel has no such concerns. Its only Junior stats but the trending puts more onus on the scouts to get it right.

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