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08-12-2013, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by
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When you draft a guy in the 3rd round who has to catch the breaks to be Z. Rinaldo.... you dun messed up.
Goulbourne was a reach, which is not debatable, so this post is in no way defending the pick. However, Holmgren really did a disservice in calling him Z2. Rinaldo and Goulbourne are different players by what I read and according to stats.
Here is Rinaldo's stat line as a 19 year old: 60 games 25 pts 255 pim.
Here is Goulbourne's 19 year old line : 64 games 27 pts 135 pim.
Rinaldo was a goon in juniors who has worked very hard to become a useful NHL player. Goulbourne, for a fighter had very few penalty minutes. Also, it was said he was deployed as a defensive specialist and on the penalty kill. I think Holmgren could of soften the rage if he described him as a future Lapierre or Betts instead of Rinaldo part 2.
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