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02-25-2014, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by okgooil View Post
good skater for his size yes, but, good skater over all? not so sure. He is pretty lanky. I hope he grows into his body.

I am not trying to get down on him at all. I really like him. Just think Klefbom has higher upside and will be a more complete player.
He was second in the Oilers skill competition for fastest skater only a bit behind Hall.

Draft pedigree they are very similar prospects.

Klefbom had a ridicules amount of hype because of his world junior showing and play in SEL. If he matches that hype we will have a #1 in him... I think everyone's expectations have been tempered a bit with Klef. Injuries really derailed his career so far and there is just no way to know if that hasn't permanently hampered his top end potential. Still a player there most likely but from all account Maracin is already taken a big step in the NHL where as Klefbom may never play an NHL game. Should, but no guarantees.

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