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04-27-2013, 11:27 AM
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Join Date: May 2004
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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.
I was poking fun at the fact that a lot of people here tend to judge young players based solely on a handful of games
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