Meszaros or Coliacovo?

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  1. DaveMatthew

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    Who will be the better NHL defenseman: Andrej Meszaros or Carlo Coliacovo?
     
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    Meszaros will be better - although I still have high hopes for Carlo.
     
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    It's really hard to compare them because Carlo is 2 or 3 years older. But the GM in Ottawa said that Mezsaros was almost ready to play in the NHL if he was not already ready to go.
     
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    Meszaros didn't play as well in the second half of his season. He's definitely not NHL ready........
     
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    I'm probably biased, but I think Meszaros will be the better of the two. I certainly wouldn't trade Meszaros for Colaiacovo.
     
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    That's probably because he had never played so many games in a season before. An adjustement is always needed for a Europeen player in his first year in NA and a drop in performance late in the year is normal if not expected.

    That said, I can't tell you who between him and Coli will be the best NHLer because I've only seen Meszaros play twice.
     
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    It's likely to early to say as many have suggested, but if I HAD to pick one now I'd say Coliacovo.

    I caught 2 Giants home games while I was home over Christmas and was not overly impressed with Meszaros. For sure he has evident skills, most noticeably in his puck-poise and passing, but defensively he was not impressive. He also skates well for sure, but Coliacovo is a better skater AT THIS TIME and that's LIKELY to stay the same as Cola is a top-notch skater. Granted, though, Meszaros is younger and is adapting

    Conversely, Cola has become very good defensively and has bulked up to allow him to be more physical, which he was very effectively in St. Johns this year. Add to that he has good offensive ability, projects to be a future PP qb and has good point shot and I've got to give the nod to Coliacovo at this time.

    IMO their potential as defenceman is roughly equal, but I think Coliacovo will be better
     
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    No question in my mind: Andrej Meszaros
     
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    Meszaros. Colacaivo's upside seems to have plateaued. Decent, but not special. I'd roll the dice with the as-yet unknown, and hope to come up with something better.
     
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