Right and Left defenseman potential NHL

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  1. ProspectsSTC

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    Damn, guess I'll just ignore how well he did in the second half last year and his solid transition game.
     
  2. HabsWhiteKnightLOL

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    He can make a pass , give him the payroll now
     
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    Well... in fairness, some of Habs defensemen can't even do that.
     
  4. HabsWhiteKnightLOL

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    I mean when you sign 4-5 6-8th dmans over and over. You wonder why
     
  5. L4br3cqu3

    L4br3cqu3 U mad ?

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    He never was an offensive D, had you watched him in the juniors you'd know that, and he actually is pretty good defensively, especially for his age.

    Again, watch him play. Or look his defensive stats. Or both. Whatever.
     
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    He needs to add a lot of dimensions to his offensive game to put up points in the NHL. Not that he can't, he's skilled and he's a smart kid by all accounts, but he's not there. We can only talk about potential because he's been a non factor, if not a liability, offensively to date.
     
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    L4br3cqu3 U mad ?

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    My reply was about the misconception that he ever was an offensive dman, he never was, and about the defensive side of his game, which is already impressive given his age. He knows where to be and read plays very well already. Wasn't out of place with Weber, especially when he came back from Laval.

    But yeah, absolutely, he will need to put up more points on the table to be more than a good #4-5, eating minutes sure isn't enough for a top pairing D. (something I don't think he'll ever be)
     
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    Want more for someone playing top 2 minutes.
     
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    Good then send him on a third pair where he belongs , hes nothing special
     
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    Then what is he? Sure as hell played well last year.
     
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    We really need Mete to have a breakout year lol
     
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    Or Kulak, or Rielly or Chiarot.

    How about Alzner comes back with a bionic groin ?
     
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    I don’t think too many people would disagree normally, but have you forgotten how bad our left side has been last couple seasons? The past is the past now, but we have to wait until training camp to see where the chips fall. Chiarot should be higher up the left side but for all we know, Mete may have improved significantly over the offseason.

    FWIW, I don’t see Mete as a top-4 player either, but last couple seasons, he was top-4 by default on our team. That said, he did earn that spot as he was pretty solid after his AHL stint.
     
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    Phil Parent The Lama Of GEEZ

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    Yeah, but most teams at least have a bonafide top two-pairing left D... we don't! Our top LD's are 2nd pairing on their best day, bottom pairing usually.

    Our right side is actually fine. Weber + Petry is better than a lot of teams's top 2 RD.
     
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    Yeah i know our Left side it sucks , When you have to play Mete and Kulak in ur top 4 , means alot.
    I dont see Chiarot more than a 3rd pair d-man. Our left side is just complete dog **** imo
     
  16. DramaticGloveSave

    DramaticGloveSave Voice of Reason

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    Romanov, Struble, Harris, Norlinder, Fairbrother...

    LD could be a huge strength in a year...
     
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    How many of these guys will realistically be ready to vye for an NHL job in a year — Romanov and Norlinder?
     
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    Romanov if he doesn't re-sign with his KHL club. I would be shocked if Norlinder goes from Allsvenskan to the NHL. If Harris has a big enough year I could see him turning pro if he wants to, which we have no way of knowing. There's the whole strength/mass thing as well as he would benefit from not being rushed and he doesn't qualify for the NCAA "loophole" so signing him after his Junior year wouldn't be a bad thing. But if he plays so well it would be hard to keep him there.

    Fairbrother will likely be in Laval after this season since he's a late B-day so I don't think he will be in the WHL as an overager in '20-'21. Same for LeGuerrier although I've never seen him play so I can't say if they would want him to play in the OHL as an overager in '20-'21.
     
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    Romanov for sure, everyone else likely 2-3 years away.
     
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    I definitely like the sound of that. Better that those not named Romanov be brought up slowly and when overripe.
     
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    I think Romanov makes Mete expendable next offseason unless Mete takes a big step forward. Everyone else has until the Kulak and Chiarot contracts expire in 3 years to get ready.
     
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    I really don't see why I'd keep either Kulak or Chiarot over Mete but we'll see.
     
  23. WeThreeKings

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    Kulak was underratedly good last year but should be a third pair guy. Chiarot is gonna be a liability out of the gate so yeah it they move Mete to keep Chiarot I'll lose my ****ing mind.
     
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    We might see

    Mete Weber
    Romanov Petry
    Kulak Juulsen

    Although Weber might be a better mentor for Romanov, and Mete ready to play with Petry.
    Short stint for Chiarot.
     
  25. dackelljuneaubulis02

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    Missed a lot down the stretch. From what I saw of Kulak I didn't mind for a 3rd pairing guy. Seemed to be odd positionally in his own zone but all in all fine. But better than Mete? No idea what some are thinking. One guy lasted on the top pairing, the other didn't. The former also is significantly younger as well.
     

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