Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:23 AM
People upset with Larsson should consider Gudbranson and Luke Schenn - Gudbranson looks like a back-pairing defenseman at age 21 (soon to be 22), and Luke Schenn is a healthy scratch on a bad Philadelphia team. Top 10 picks aren't locks to be special players.
That doesn't make me feel all that better. It's like telling the Blues that they shouldn't have been disappointed with Erik Johnson because he could have been Alexander Daigle.
The thing makes Schenn such a disaster was that the Flyers gave up on JVR for him. Especially when it was clear for a lot of people to see that Schenn had all the hallmarks of being a disappointment while he was in Toronto, while JVR was a 20 goal scorer in his second pro year.
EDIT: And yes I realize that Erik Johnson netted the Blues a pretty good return in a trade, but you get the idea.
Edited by Daniel, 08 November 2013 - 10:23 AM.
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