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05-28-2013, 03:17 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
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Younger players tend to improve more, and more quickly, than older ones. That year difference between LL and Bournival & Holland is pretty huge in this context, IMO. As for Dumont being a 4th liner - what job do you see LL competing for? The way I see things, all the players mentioned in this post are ultimately competing for depth jobs.
I agree on your 1st point, however guys also have hickups and down years, it doesn't mean it permanently derails their career as it's happened to 75% of NHLers. Even guys like Crosby and Ovechkin had dips in productions and down years and bounced back.
LeBlanc has a higher ceiling than Dumont, #2 or 3 center or RW. His upside is somebody like Dupuis, a guy that gives you a bit of everything but not great at any particular one, can play diffenerent roles/positions/situations.
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