Thread: Nathan Beaulieu
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07-29-2013, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Blind Gardien View Post
I still think of him topping out in the Corvo/Wideman/Kurvers-esque style of point-producing journeyman defenseman. He's got size and speed, so those are physical talents some of those kinds of players don't usually have to the same degree. But I guess I'll still just be very pleasantly surprised if he puts his game together to the extent that he becomes a core top defenseman for us.
I've used Corvo as a comparison for Beaulieu before, but I would be disappointed if that is all he becomes.

My hope is that he becomes an elite second fiddle offensive defensman, and that's all we need him to be. And I accept that he's likely to remain a bit of a liability, but as long as the reward is great than the risk 5 on 5, I can live with that.

Comparison? I'd be thrilled if he can become a Christian Ehrhoff.

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