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07-27-2014, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Cats2TheCup View Post
What are the chances Racine beats Ekblad for a spot? I heard he's really turned on another gear. If Matheson and Racine were both trying to make the club this upcoming season, how would that affect Ekblads opportunity to make the squad? Would Ekblad get dibs for being the 1OA? Is he our most NHL ready prospect right now? If not, who are the guy(s) (all positions) before him in your opinions?
Ekblad is definitely more ready than Racine or Matheson. Matheson is already committed to returning for his junior year anyway. Racine was just a pleasant surprise in development camp because he showed he's maybe 1-2 years away instead of 3-4 years away like some people may have previously thought.

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