And they are. Don't get me wrong, I would have much (much) preferred Addison to Durzi, but being one of the best defenseman in the OHL at any age is something we should be happy about. Hollowell has really surprised me, the guy looks legit way too good for the OHL, and not only should fit easily into the Marlies next year, but also probably would have been good enough for a top-4 spot this year. I'm not making excuses for him, but I do think there's a lot working against him and he's been better than the numbers suggest. This article (Athletic is obviously payed) explains well why there's a lot of hope still for him: From the moment he was drafted, he was always going to be a "project-pick" - youngest player in the draft and way too light. Raw skill is there, and for now we have to be patient and hope he develops the next 4+ years. Sky-high potential, but he needs to show production.