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11-11-2013, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Manhattan Blue View Post
I see Ekblad as a Dan Girardi. Not some wonderkid D as he's being touted.

Some of the other D's projections by draft time may be more valuable than his.

At the very least, Dal Colle certainly is ahead of him by purely consistent dominance. Bennett, Perlini, and Draisatls impact in a game is more noticeable and skillset more elite.

Well, I think I'll trust the professional hockey scouts and Hockey Canada brass who granted him exceptional status. If his upside is "only Dan Girardi", then he will not be mentioned as a consensus top 2 or 5 pick come the time of the draft. But right now he is; so until that changes, and while you're entitled to your opinion, and considering you seem to be on an island with that one, he's very much in the discussion of who (insert team here, including EDM) should take 1st overall.

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