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06-23-2013, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Haute Couturier View Post
I agree with everything you said, but no way do I think he is going to be a stud #1 defenseman. You need to be an excellent two way defender to be considered a #1. Despite what excuses people make, if he had that kind of skill set he'd already be playing that role in London.
Not really. Shea Weber wasn't an offensive dynamo in his draft year, nor did he play the #1 role.

It's all about projecting with these young guys. That's what the scouts are for. To assess how these skills will continue to develop and translate at the next level.

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