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02-29-2004, 06:33 PM
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How much has Ladd benefitted from playing with Getzlaf?
Well it would be ubsurd to say he hasn't benefitted but also remember that Getzlaf missed over 20 games with the team as well and Ladd held up just fine. For me that was when i started to notice him, when Getzlaf was gone. Calgary is developing a deep team, but they are also a young team. As i said in another post, they have a ton of draft eligible guys this year, so it's not an experienced team.
Ladd is not in the class of the top 3, those guys are a heads length ahead of the rest of the crop right now, but he is a very solid prospect who fits a need that a lot of teams need. He can score, he plays a sandpaper came and he shows a lot of heart on the ice. Also it is important to note that he is a rookie in the whl so he doesnt come with a previous year of experience under his belt.
However he is a kid that i could see taking it to another level next season with increased confidence and another year under his belt. If we're picking at 5 and the top 3 guys are gone, this team could do a lot worse than Andrew Ladd, a 6'2, 200 pound left winger who fits a need and also might be the best player available as well.
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