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09-06-2013, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by NAF View Post
I dunno. I just don't figure he thinks the game well enough to have top end potential. For me, he's never looked like much more than a 5-6 D. A physical shutdown guy with above-average mobility for his size. Which is fine. What NHL team doesn't want that? But if he becomes a top pairing guy, I'll be happy as heck, but i'm certainly not counting on it (not that I really count on any prospect)
I don't think he has top end potential, people were talking Pronger after the draft which is just nuts. He could still be a #2 shut down, Marc Staal maybe, or something like type any way. He just has to learn what he can and can't do with the puck. He has a great work ethic and competes. He will at worst be a Smid type defender. I don't think thats bad.

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