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05-12-2013, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by The Perfect Human View Post
"30min D" is something you never want. It means your team has terrible defensive depth if your #1 is playing minutes like that. Your question should be "does he have #1D potential?"

Hard to say. At onset after the draft it was said Brodin was the brains and Klefbom was the brawn between the two defensemen. Brodin had clear advantage at that time.

If anything Klefbom has done tons to close the gap between the two. Scouts and media alike are raving about his defensive zone play, size, and strength.

I don't think there was ever any doubt with Brodin, a player drafted for his Lidstrom-like hockey sense. Klefa had some questions but has progressed smoothly. It's hard to assess hockey sense without seeing him play in the NHL.

Only way to assess is to see how he looks at TC I guess.
He is very interesting. I recall hearing the same as you at the draft with the addition that klefbom would be better offensively than Brodin but worse defensively.

This year all we heard about was his defensive prowess. Some scouts even said they preferred him to Brodin. I hope he can have the impact Brodin had this year but am willing to be more patient.

In all I think we got a stud who reminds me of a less physical Nicklas kronwall. If he turns out like that I would be thrilled.

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