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07-02-2013, 04:28 PM
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Grant McCagg
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Originally Posted by Erik Estrada View Post
They obviously think very highly of him... There's two schools of thought regarding DLR. Some scouts feel he's a third liner. Some scouts feel he could end up a Top-6 with untapped offensive potential. Habs must feel that way
Not true. Strictly from a mathematical perspective...it's impossible for every top 60 forward you pick to be top six players. Think about it. Excluding trades and free agency....If you draft 8 forwards in the top 60 over a decade (Habs have drafted more)....at least two of them won't be top six forwards. Especially second round guys..surely folks don't expect every second round forward picked by the Habs to be a top six forward...it's mathematically impossible.

Might DLR be a top six forward someday? Perhaps. But so might Collberg, Lehkonen, Kristo.... even Leblanc. Already have Patch, Chucky, Gally, Eller, Plekanec....do you see the quandary?

Third line players on a good team in today's NHL ere valuable commodities, particularly at center. If DLR ends up being the Habs third line center down the line......if someone on here calls him a "bust" at that point..they are clueless. Third line players on good teams in today's NHL help you win championships.

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