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04-25-2013, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Topkatz View Post
Remember Phaneuf the impact had when he entered the league? Nurse has very similar aspects to his game, although he is much more sound mentally.
I like Nurse, but Phaneuf is more the exception to the rule than the norm IMO.

Nurse is likely 2 years away from the NHL, and then another couple years from being a key contributor. Even if he plays 2 more years of junior and bulks up, it's very tough as a rookie NHL defensemen.

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