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09-19-2013, 08:49 PM
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dcyhabs
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Originally Posted by Estimated_Prophet View Post
He is not an offensive defenceman at all. He scored in junior solely due to his big shot but he is a below average skater with average puck skills. The NHL is littered with D-men who scored in junior but aren't remotely offensive in the NHL. His absolute upside is Craig Rivet but it is unlikely that he will reach that level. He projects to be a solid bottom pairing d-man if all goes well.
He may have a better chance because he realizes that. He was pretty definite about being a shutdown guy and working on his defensive game in interviews last year after he put up good offensive numbers.

EDIT: two years ago not last year. Junior not Hamilton.

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