EddieVedder Posted January 23, 2019 Share Posted January 23, 2019 How do we know Hughes is going to even be a 20 minute dman? Pouliot was one the one most highly touted defensive prospects in his class, even moreso than Hughes, and he has not come near his potential. What we in Vancouver are overlooking is the fact that Hughes has absolutely zero physical game and is a player of smaller stature. When he has bigger guys bearing down on him hes going to have even less of a chance than someone like Stetcher in stopping them. I'm not saying he isnt going to be a solid offensive player, but he has not shown, at any level, that he can handle his own against bigger guys. So lets calm down and not hype this guy up so much please because he will never be an Karlsson, Doughty, Burns, Chabot type cornerstone dman. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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