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08-05-2013, 10:11 PM
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Rhett4
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This kid intrigues me more than anyone we drafted this year. I said as much hours after the draft, which prompted a few people to call me crazy (or some variant). I still stand by that statement.

To say he intrigues me the most doesn't mean I think he'll be the best player from the draft, has the highest ceiling, or will even make the NHL. It does mean he's totally unpredictable, though, and a potential diamond in the rough. You know what you're going to get in a guy like Ristolainen...and it's going to be good. That's what you usually get with a safe top 10 pick. With Possler, it could be anything from a non-entity to a top six sniper.

When I had heard that Detroit liked him in the 5th round, I figured the Sabres could have been onto a gem (after all, who is better than the Wings at pulling obscure Euros out of the later rounds?)...

Only time will tell if this kid pans out, but I'm along for the journey and totally vested.

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