Doggy - thanks for the comment. It was not my intention to compare the two, I was simply stating that the comparisons will be there given the surface similarities (late-round pick, RW, small). They're very different players, as you pointed out. Hopefully, he continues to exceed expectations
Marner plays wing, unfortunately. I'm not sure why some websites list him as a center. Last year, he took 12 faceoffs, presumably when his center (Tavares or Matthews) got kicked out of draws. But point taken, and we've written about how a Marner offer sheet could make sense.
Matt/Q - appreciate the comments. I'm not so sure about Lehner - or Varlamov. A year ago, if you would have said you were high on Lehner, nobody would have believed you. I'm willing to bet that the combination of Barry Trotz and Mitch Korn makes much more of a difference on a team's save percentage than the goalie himself. I'm betting that if Lehner can do it, so too can Varlamov. Hence the 'flat' grade.