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08-14-2013, 02:46 PM
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Perhaps we'll trade him for Jordan Subban? Good character and size.

Originally Posted by The Zetterberg Era View Post
They could move him for hockey reasons. Not to be a downer but he was probably the least impressive "big time" prospect I saw in person this past season in the AHL. Left think that is like a mid-round draft pick project player with plenty to work on. Skates great but left a ton to be desired. I know he is very young for most of last season for the league much like Jurco with Detroit. But surprised none the less that he was maybe fourth or fifth most talented D-man on the ice that night.
He was tied for the team scoring lead as an AHL rookie defenseman that was 19 for the first third of the season during a lockout year. Beaulieu ended the season with a 15 points in 16 game run despite there being very few scoring forwards on the team capable of getting him these points on one of his biggest strengths - the powerplay. He showed a lot of good flashes in his NHL stint with 2 assists in 6 games with a +5 rating. There was a lot of progression in his game over the year just like any other prospect adapting to the pro game.

It's tough to analyze a prospect based on 1 game. Someone who saw Jurco at the start of the AHL season might think future euro leaguer but at the end of the season he was much better.

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