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07-02-2013, 02:02 PM
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Random Forest
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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus View Post
Seriously, can we please wait and see what the guy turns into? Gus is currently developing into a promising possible #4 guy. Ghost has shown more promise than expected, too. MAB was doing well, better than expected (again, like the other two) before he broke his brain. Can we please consider that the org has done pretty well with lower picks for Dmen, and give them SOME benefit of the doubt on their first round pick?

Maybe he's nothing special, sure. But let's at least wait to see what this SEVENTEEN year old guy turns into before declaring the draft a disaster.
Exactly. The kid could be anything from Keaton Ellerby to a Myers/beast Coburn hybrid. We just have no idea. We've seen players like this bust, we've seen them develop offensive games seemingly out of no where, we've seen them make a living as a SDD, and we've seen them become elite defenders. There is just such an incredibly wide range of possibilities with him, it's just mind boggling to see people declaring him one way or another at this point.

I mean, isn't the complaint always that the Flyers never take their time with defenders? Well, now they specifically picked a player who clearly needs time. Let's at least give him a couple years...it hasn't even been a couple days...

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