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06-21-2013, 01:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Brian Boyle View Post
Hodg has been very up and down at the NHL level in his own zone. Skating has been his problem.

Obviously not expecting Lindberg to be as productive as Hodg (who I expect to be a 65-70 point player), but I think he definitely has some untapped offensive upside.

A 30 point shutdown C would be awesome, though.
That's true, Hodgson has been up and down.

I just think expectations are going a bit too high for Lindberg's rookie season. A lot of 1st year Pros struggle and we've seen that with Miller, Kreider and MDZ before. I'd like to see a strong AHL team like the Griffins/Crunch this past season, with call ups here and there. Both Tampa and Detroit are bringing up their prospects along nice and slowly. For comparison to Lindberg, I don't think Calle Jarnkrok is going to sniff many NHL minutes with the Wings foundation of ripening their prospects. I just hope he isn't rushed and force-ably relied to play a role well above his capabilities like Kreider/Miller were.


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