Trading Up III: Does Anyone Have Incriminating Photos Of Burnaby Joe?
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06-22-2013, 02:12 PM
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From the scouting reports I've read on Lindholm, he projects as a very talented 2-way forward with good playmaking skills, solid work ethic and emotionally maturity to play against older competition - but he is not seen as having elite offensive skills or having an immense physical stature to stand out. With that profile, he sounds very similar to what the Sabres have with Larsson and Girgensons, in terms of potential - which is why I don't know that he'd be Regier's choice. I suspect that Regier and Devine may either target a more offensively-skilled forward or a stay-at-home, physical defenseman - two areas they don't have many options right now on their depth chart.
Lindholm produced at a rate in the SEL that no Swedish-born forward has in his draft year since Nick Backstrom. I don't think a lack of offensive upside is a viable knock on him.
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