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07-18-2013, 05:50 PM
Grant McCagg
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Originally Posted by Talks to Goalposts View Post
20 goals, 60+ points is actually pretty weak production for an 18 year old CHLer that you hope to be in an NHL top nine some day. Especially if he's got good linemates.

I'd be thinking that if he is who we hope he is, McCarron would be cracking more than a point per game
Really? First off - Hunter switches lines more than Bowman used to - no guarantees he'll be playing with Horvat and Domi all the time.

There aren't a lot of NHLers with McCarron's size and style of play playing on NHL teams' top 9. Lucic, Bickell, Simmonds come to mind.... and none of them scored more than a ppg as 18-19-year olds.

A recent pick of Toronto who was drafted at a similar position that they are hoping will fill that type of role is Tyler Biggs...he had 53 points and 55 PIM's in his rookie OHL season despite having top-end linemates. He was drafted even higher than McCarron. I expect McCarron to beat those numbers, especially his PIM's, but to say 65 points will be "weak production" for that type of player in his first CHL season is simply untrue.

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