*OFFICIAL* Barrie Colts 2013-14 Season Thread
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07-28-2013, 11:59 AM
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It will be an interesting last two years for Ekblad seeing as its his draft year. He will be eligible for the AHL after the 2014-2015 season at 19 years of age so not much time left in the league. Would not be surprised if he is traded, but I don't expect it to happen. I do believe he will challenge whichever team drafts him whether or not to keep him next season. He is such a talented defensemen.
The way Ekblad read's the game is astonishing. He is so smart. Call me crazy but I think he could take shifts in the NHL this year and not be a fish out of water. I think boredom must creep into his mind, he has an answer for pretty much everything thrown at him. From a defensive dominance standpoint, I see Chris Pronger in his game and have heard others say the same. I think the comparison is perfect. Ekblad is so reliable, very few mistakes, Hawerchuk must love having that option in a 3-2 game to put him out there.
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