Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Akeson, Laughton, Konan, McGinn and Lilja
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04-27-2013, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by RJ8812 View Post
I hope Akeson doesnt have a great game because otherwise we'll have to listen to everyone saying how he's "definitely a top-6 forward" for the rest of the summer
Not sure you could use his skillset in the back 4. He's nearly a PP player in the AHL, was hovering around a PP in the OHL (during age 19-20--IIRC), played with Jeff Skinner.

If you use the standard projections at age 19-- if he was on a talented 2nd line and sheltered a bit defensively I could see his ceiling being 50 point forward (mostly assists). He's shooting around 13% right now, but I expect that to come down. Also, not sure he's the type of winger, being he would have to play on the wing, that the Flyers would want on the higher lines.

This is a horrible argument-- I'm just playing Devil's Advocate this morning. Throwing out a grain of possibility for him. I can at least imagine it! Obviously, I hope he has success and plays with the big club.

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