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05-17-2013, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
Lindberg, defensively was pretty much ready for the NHL last year. He has been in a defensive role for years in the SEL and has honed his craft. If I had to compare his STYLE of play, it would be Patrice Bergeron or Ryan O'Reilly like. Very good positioning. Strong on his skates for his size. Good on face-offs. Has tons of take-aways and makes a ton of little plays all over the ice.

Defense and faceoffs will not be a problem for OL. I am hoping his offense transitions to the smaller ice surface (I think it will) as he has 40-50 point upside to him which would be HUGE for a player who can be a top PKer, take important faceoffs and be a very good defensive center.
Bergeron is a tier above ROR and I don't think OL could reach that level. ROR is good for his peak, as you said.

Realistically, hopefully he plays a lot like Marcus Kruger of the Blackhawks. He's been bounced from lines 1-4 so far with the Hawks and has defined a role as a 4th line PK specialist and a very damn good one at the PK. As long as the defense comes, I have little doubt that he'll be a key player for the team down the road.

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