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01-08-2007, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by cringer View Post
Yeah I am guilty of making excuses for Jessiman. It is only stemmed in the fact I want to hold out hope that he will some how some way justify his high draft position. Again, he was a more or less a big fish in a small pond (by NHL standards) right up until last season. I know he's not getting any younger, but it's possible that he just needs more time against a higher level of competition before he blooms. More time than others in his draft class.

But I can't deny his lack of development in Hartford this season is greatly discouraging.



Just trying to make us feel better?


I can understand that, I did that for a while with Lundmark. Ironically Lundmark was what really changed the things I look for and my cut-off for giving a general "bust" call.

As for the other comment, I didn't realize it until I looked. It was actually depressing because I didn't realize that many guys from that draft already saw an NHL arena.

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