Thread: Prospect Info: 2013-2014 Blues Prospects
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11-01-2013, 03:42 PM
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I think Hakanpaa has some serious athleticism. The times I have seen him there's a bit of EJ in him where a big guy can seem to have smaller guy agility. He had more polishing to do so this year and next are big ones for him and we'll see how he develops.

The Blues really do have some excellent prospect depth among defensemen. None are can't-miss guys but there's a lot of quality, size and upside. I think the Blues are committed to Petro, Bouwmeester and Jackman (until he retires) as blueline mainstays but the defensemen coming up could supplant Shattenkirk, Polak, Leopold and Cole. Not immediately, but in time.

Really I like the Blues' pipeline depth at all positions except center. At center it's a horrifying wasteland.

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