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09-06-2013, 10:03 AM
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Nurse has the potential to be a Jeff Beukaboom or Luc Richardson type, with more of a mean streak/fighter element. anyone thinking he has top pairing potential is bound to be disappointed. he will be our second pairing horse.
It's hard to tell what his potential is yet. Chara was crap for years until he put it all together, Pronger wasnt Pronger when he came in at 18, Duncan Keith was at best mediocre for many years before taking on the top spot in Chicago. Defencemen take time to develop it's that simple. Klefbom might be something good someday but he did miss almost a full season with injury. He wont be rushed into the NHL because he's probably not ready for it and even if he is he'll probably be eased onto the 3rd line. Nurse is a couple years behind Klefbom so we wont know what he is or what he can develop into for many years.
Those two wont be #1 d-men in the next 2-3 years but they are our best shots at getting there eventually and having two pretty good shots with Nurse and Klefbom or three with Schultz though he is an different type of d-man I think is better than having a guy who might be a decent winger in a few years with Nichushkin.
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