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#61 Daniel


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:22 PM

Didn't Merril have a full pro year in the AHL? I mean, Larsson stepped right in from the SEL (forgive me if I get that wrong) as an 18 year old, while Merril played out college and had a year in the AHL to develop I think. Not that it matters really, but my point was that Larsson definitely has the tools and, imo, looked better as an 18 year old rookie than Merril has as a 22 year old rookie.

Like I said, it's not like I'm rooting against Merrill at all. But it just irks me to see people ragging on Larsson when he's shown he's clearly got the potential. He just needs to play and grow. I hope he, Gelinas and Merrill play out the season up here.

Merrill played a total of 26 games in the AHL.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:47 PM

That picture is hilarious. I've been bitching he shouldn't have been in the AHL since before the Olympics. It's a travesty that it took this long.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:48 PM

Larsson isn't slow. He thinks too much and it makes him slow to react at times. Once he calms down he'll be fine. Kids 21 and has all the tools for a long, successful career
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:46 AM

Larson skate? hah.  Merrill's already 100 times the defensemen Larsson is. I still have hope for Larsson but he'll never be a good skater.  #3 in his last year was a better skater than Larsson is now.


Is this a day late in April.   Larsson has far better long term potential than Merrill.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:45 AM

That's debatable.

Is this a day late in April. Larsson has far better long term potential than Merrill.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:48 AM

Is this a day late in April. Larsson has far better long term potential than Merrill.

Far better? So is Larsson's potential generationally great defenseman or is Merrill's potential 3rd/4th defenseman?

Myself, I have a hard time saying either holds a potential edge long term.
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