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06-25-2013, 05:26 PM
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Ideally, no. Best case scenario is that he follows McD's path - plays half the year in the AHL and forces a move up by playing well. He's probably better off playing the whole year there IMO.

Don't think it's a question at this point that he's NHL quality (pretty sure he could have easily filled the role of a 6/7th fighter in the mold of Eric Cairns at the end of this year/playoffs), but due to injuries, the book is still pretty much out on whether he can be an impactful top 4 defensemen or not.

If he tops out a bit more, he's probably Ottawa-era Volchenkov with a LOT more fighting/brashness, which I'd take.

By all accounts he's improved drastically since being drafted, but compared to other guys drafted around him, his level was a bit lower.

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