1. The whole comparing players and their draft positions is a fool's errand. If a guy drafted in the 3rd round turns into a 90 point player and a guy drafted in the top 10 turns into a 70 point player, does that make the 1st rounder a bust? That's silly reasoning IMO.
2. What are reasonable expectations for Zadina? I would argue a 30 goal/ 60 point player is reasonable IMO. If he becomes a 70 point or PPG guy, that's a bonus for me. Has anyone really seen enough at this point to say, with any reasonable argument, that he won't become that? I haven't. So let's be real, and wait for real evidence (not conjecture) before we declare anything, shall we?
3. Players develop at different rates. Comparing Zadina to Larkin is completely ridiculous. Some guys make the NHL right from the draft and never become more than average NHLers. They peaked sooner and everyone expected them to continue to progress. Other guys flounder in juniors, overseas, and/or the AHL for a couple seasons and manage to develop into superstars. They're late bloomers. Every guy is different. Comparisons are inaccurate and unfair.
FiFY. Maybe he should filiPinch them.