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02-17-2007, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by collinsjimster View Post
Now, i know that he is probably our top prospect, but what are the rangers expecting out of him? Is he supposed to be an all star defensman? Another thing, when Tyutin was reallllly young, what did people think he would evolve too? Did people think that he was going to be an all star defensman? Because if Stall is as good as tyutin we'll be in pretty good shape.

Most people thought Tyutin would be a 2nd-3rd defenseman, then after last year most people for some reason said a top pairing defenseman was a stretch and pegged him as a solid 3rd or 4th defensman. I think this year he is proving he can be a top pairing dman.

Staal has the potential be a top #2 defenseman. Maybe, a #1 but he would really have to be a unbelievable shutdown Dman to reach that since I don't think he will put up #1 dmen type numbers.

Staal > Tyutin though in terms of potential.

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