Will Jakub Klepis stick in the NHL?

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  1. Release The Lehner

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    Just wondering if anyone thinks he'll realize his apparent potential as a 2nd line forward. TSN has him a a top-6 forward, and HF has him as 7C. For those of you who follow prospects closely or watch the Caps, are these accurate projections?

    What is he presently worth in terms of draft picks in a trade? Would anyone give up a 1st for him? How about a 2nd? Using draft picks only, what would his value in a trade be?
     
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    Next year will be key for him. He´s been solid, but not too impressive in the AHL, and shown flashes of creativity, poise and maturity in the NHL, but only flashes. With the Caps dearth of offensive centers, there is a roster spot waiting for him if he shows up at camp. He needs to work on his defensive game and play less timid...less in the perimeter. He´s certainly talented enough though.
     
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    He has shown more NHL flashes of talent in his limited time in the NHL than his AHL time. IMO that show more NHL potential. He has a lot to work and is not a guarantee but considering the states that the caps are in he has opportunity.
     
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    Just a reminder, this is a guy who was dealt 2x (for Vaclav Varada and then for Mike Grier) before every stepping on NHL ice. Both Buffalo and the Caps saw something in him, and Ottawa obviously grabbed him in the 1st round, but he has had some struggles regularly playing for the Caps.
     

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