Thread: The Draft 2013
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06-23-2013, 03:19 AM
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Originally Posted by HossTheBoss View Post
How was he bad? I'm not saying he wasn't without a flaw, but for a 20-year-old rookie in the NHL, he was not bad. He had a stretch where he looked damn solid, and a couple more where he looked slow and out of place - but on the whole, he wasn't bad.
How about this season?

Underachiever Dylan Olsen, D, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)

Dylan Olsen skated in 28 games with the Blackhawks to close out the 2011-12 season, but the summer signings of Michal Rozsival, Sheldon Brookbank, and re-signing of Johnny Oduya made it clear early on that Olsen was headed back to the AHL for more seasoning. Instead of being able to build on his first stint in the NHL however, Olsen got off to a rocky start in 2012-13. His first couple months of the season included a number of healthy scratches, and he was lucky at times to get into the lineup as the seventh defenseman. The 22-year-old blueliner was able to solidify a role later in the season, appearing in a total of 50 games and scoring 11 points with Rockford, but the test will be whether he is able to pick up where he left off next season instead of starting with a step backwards as he did in 2012-13.

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