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05-13-2013, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by sa cyred View Post
Well heres the thing about De Rose from what I read. Two way forward who's game will most likely be suited for a 3rd line crash and banger. Considered a safe player in the draft. Most likely not a top 6 player but a solid 3rd line winger. In that area I'd also look at Artturi Lehkonen. Offensive forward, great hands and reads the play well. Only knockback is he is "only" 5'11 and is average skater (not a bad skater just not flashy). Played in a mens league putting up 30 points in 45 games as a 17 yr old.
That's totally fine with me. A solid third line winger is not something to scoff at. In a couple years a line of De la Rose-Laughton-McGinn could be pretty scary. De la Rose can probably work on his offense and use his size put up solid third line numbers. Laughton will hopefully put on a little weight by then, and we've seen what McGinn can do with minimal experience. If they all continue to develop that would be a more than acceptable third line. If they all continue to develop...

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