Not really a prospect...(Exelby)

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  1. Owen Wilson

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    but I figured this was probably the best place to ask to get unbiased opinions

    What are your thoughts on Garnet Exelby?
     
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    I've always had a thing for nasty defenseman, I like him alot. He has very limited offensive upside, but I take him solely for his toughness.
     
  3. Owen Wilson

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    What do you see him translating into? Has he hit his ceiling? or is there still room for improvement?

    I don't see any offense in him, but could he be solid #4? or even #3?
     
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    I could definitely see him developing into a physically menacing number 3 min the future. He's one of the best body checkers in the game, but at the same time, he plays a very composed defensive game and is great at shutting down an offensive unit.
     
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    I'm definitely bias but here's what I see of X:

    1. Stay-at-home type old school defenseman. All defense, little or no offense. Solid positionally (most of the time). Still improving his game.

    2. Not much offense but can make the outlet pass and support the forwards. (still able to be a +7 while only scoring 3 points).

    3. Will lay out any unsuspecting forward when the opportunity presents but will not wander out of position to do so.

    4. Can be a mean SOB if provoked. Will jump to his mates defense when necessary. Has shown much improved discipline this year.

    5. Coach Hartley loves him and is rewarding his play with ice-time (about 15 minutes/game).

    6. Future C or A on this team and a fixture for a long time.

    Peronally, I would take another X in a heartbeat. :handclap:
     
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