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10-02-2013, 01:29 PM
Evgeny Oliker
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Originally Posted by Rob Nieds work ethic View Post
Best case scenario Urbom averages 15 points per season, he'll never touch 25. He's average defensively, but can get better, or not.
I live near Albany,NY so I have seen him play with the Albany Devils many times. He is above average defensively. He tends to be one of their best defensemen every night, usually the best. He controls the back end like a quarterback for them. He is great at closing in on forwards, taking the puck away and making a good first pass.

I agree that he will never put up a lot of points. But if you want a very sound defensive dman with size who can really calm things down on the back end, he is great at that. Every NHL team needs at least 1 of those guys. So yes I do think someone will claim him. I would say he is NHL ready too...if you start him on the 3rd pair and let him keep adjusting to the NHL slowly.

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