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07-03-2013, 12:23 AM
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If you can use him to fill another need then it's something you have to consider.
He's a 3rd line player with 2nd line potential.
The right value for him is a 2nd pairing dman.
If we don't move one of our centers then Laughton will most likely have to move to wing at some point in the near future.
How do you know? How do you rate a guy like Adam Henrique? Because I think Laughton is going to be that level of player. By the OHL playoffs, he was the best, fastest player on the ice. He was blowing guys like Ryan Strome off the ice, and was better than Boone Jenner on his own team, highly rated prospects a year older.
I really think he could end up being a scoring threat in the NHL because of his speed and skill. As a lacrosse player, he just knows how to go to the net (see Nieuwendyk, Roberts, Shanahan and all the other great lacrosse players in the NHL).
Don't sell Laughton until he gets a chance to show what he's done. And if he needs another year in Jr. so be it, it won't hurt his development to go to the WJC...
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