Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:09 PM
Perhaps "bombed" was a bad word to use. The book is still to be written on some guys, but it's been underwhelming thus far, and I have to disagree on Tedenby, as I do view him as a lost cause. Thus far, he has not exhibited himself to be able to play in the NHL in any capacity. When he was up here, he was playing undisciplined and had to be benched and thus far he cannot even produce in the AHL which really is a terrible sign, when you also account for the fact that his time is pretty much up this year to either make it or break it. Urbom has yet to crack the NHL so in reality he probably should be left off the list for now, but there's a glut of defensemen in our system with not too many spots opening up, so I'm not sure he's going to pan out for the Devils at the very least, despite the fact I really liked him when I watched him a bit. Urbom might be a logical candidate for packaging in a trade.
Larsson is obviously the linchpin of the bunch. I have very high hopes as I'm sure all of us do for him developing. I also really like Josefson, but I'm not sure he's going to take that "next step" as Tri alludes to above and that's not a knock on him, just a lot of caution considering he has yet to stay healthy and put together a full season and I'm not sure he's going to be a comparable as a #2 C, but we will see.
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