Thread: Claimed off Waivers: Washington claims Alexander Urbom
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10-03-2013, 12:06 PM
Evgeny Oliker
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For those of you saying Harrold is better than Urbom, you haven't seen at least one of them in action much.

Harrold is at best a #7 D, and more like a good AHL D.

Urbom has the upside to become a very good #5 D. He is 6'5. He can be physical. He plays the angles VERY well. He is very smart with his stick and positioning. He cancels out plays very well. There is a reason the Devils fans would call him U-bomb and talk about how he "disarms bombs" and all that. I've seen him in many AHL games and he does have excellent upside to become a great shutdown D in the NHL.

Harrold has zero upside and is at best a #7.

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