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100% I will be back on the 23rd. He will not go beyond pick 50
And sans injuries would be going higher.
JW went No. 69 overall in the third round to the Chicago Blackhawks. Never got the the whole JW thing. In high school I wasn't impressed and then in the draft highlights it's pretty clear his skating needs a lot of work...and as you know, the NHL is getting faster, not slower. Will not see NHL ice for quite a while, if ever. Goal should be AHL'er 2nd / 3rd liner and then off to Europe.
Same size now as when he was in 8th grade with a few more pounds. There will be a long list of late bloomers that skate circles around him in college and in the ECHL......
To decommit would be maybe the stupidest thing ever. He will need to get a few years of college under his belt as a fall back.
Kid is drafted in top 3rd and you bust his chops??? Sorry your kid didn’t get picked.