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06-27-2013, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Snotbubbles View Post
Those comparables are not really flattering for Zadorov.

Nurse's are a bit better but not spectacular (Luke Schenn was a comparable).

Ristolainen's aren't bad (Pitkanen, Numminen).
This is why I like the idea of comparables. I think it tempers expectations instead of looking for the next Weber, Pronger, Lidstrom, Chara. It also reminds us that these defenders are not all interchangeable.

One thing to note about Ristolainen is he is fairly unique so it's hard to find comparisons for him which could be a good thing. But even if he is a more physical/mentally mature Pitkanen that's a pretty good player.

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