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10-25-2013, 12:52 PM
Tim Wallach
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I think people who expect these high picks to come to junior and "dominate" instantly are those who don't watch much junior. And as Grant said, a player like McCarron is not the type to dominate offensively for a while.

But Marc has a valid point. I speak routinely with London fans who believe it is certainly fair to say he's been a tad underwhelming so far. Having said that, it's also worth noting that the entire London team has been a tad underwhelming based on expectations. They'll all be fine in time.

Without Maatta and Zadorov though, there are huge puck movement holes on their blueline and players like McCarron and Domi are spending more time in their own end than they normally would. Plus, in the two games I've watched this year, McCarron seems to be putting extra focus on getting the system down and being in position and finishing his checks. Once he learns that, his ice time will increase in offensive situations and then we'll be able to judge.

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