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When you’re drafting these players, almost all of them need to add muscle. The assumption is that they will over the course of their development. So size almost always seems to refer to height. As an example, Corey Pronman called Zetterlund undersized in the same article where he said he needed to work on his skating.
I kind of agree with Foote, and I strongly considered him. This is where I probably let my own preference bias things a little. I left off Foote because I do think there’s an advantage of having another right shot, all things being equal, and Foote is younger and has a higher ceiling than any of the others IMO. I’d rather him dominate the AHL rather than spend a season playing 12 min/night in a checking role. Maybe he settles into that anyway, but I don’t see Zetterlund, Thompson, or Studenic ever being more than a checking forward, so why not give them that shot.
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I’ll second Jared in saying thank you to John for the opportunity and thank you everyone for the kind words and support. I’ll also say congrats to Jared, I look forward to your contributions!
I know I have big shoes to fill. CJ was one of my favorite writers on this site and I was sad to see him go. I can’t replicate what he did but I will do my best to bring data-informed opinions to the table while hopefully providing thought provoking and engaging writing.