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05-29-2013, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Huffer View Post
AtlantaWhaler, what's the latest on Ekholm? Both in terms of his development / play, as well as his opportunity with the Preds next season.
Everyone is excited about Ekholm, however, so far it's been mainly because of his play overseas. So far, he's had trouble adapting to NA ice. He played with the Preds for some of the 11-12 season and was eventually called out by Trotz for poor play. This past year in Milwaukee (AHL), I believe he played well, but missed some time due to injury.

Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield View Post
Postma is 6'3'' and a defenseman, whereas Leipsic is 5'8'' and a forward. Not sure why Postma would even be in the discussion? Leipsic could be another Justin Azevedo, or Brendan Gallagher.
The only reason why Postma was being discussed was just to make a point that huge numbers in juniors (or more exactly the Dub), doesn't translate into top-end talent. Though it wasn't a knock on Postma.

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