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05-16-2013, 02:55 AM
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Originally Posted by The Perfect Human View Post
Lindholm vs Monahan?

Think of a "lite" version of Backstrom vs J.Staal.

One has a ton of skill but didn't have that "sure thing" of making the NHL, while one was an NHL-ready player at 18, albeit with lesser offensive potential and "flash".

Lindholm doesn't have the 100pt potential of Backstrom, and Monahan isn't necessarily NHL-ready. But I think it's more than a safe bet that Monahan makes it as a 2C/3C, while Lindholm may or may not translate his SEL offensive success into NHL numbers. He may be forced down the lineup into a 2C role which he may not excel in.
I like the Backstrom comparison, although I agree with you in that I don't think that Lindholm has Backstrom, 100pt, potential.

It's fun to play the numbers/stats game here though since they grew up playing for the same club in Sweden.

Season before draft year season:
J20 29GP 17G 17A 34P
SEL 19GP 0G 0A 0P
J20 38GP 15G 36A 51P
SEL 14GP 0G 0A 0P

Draft year season:
SEL 46GP 10G 16A 27P
SEL 48GP 11G 19A 30P

Ergo: Lindholm > Backstrom!

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