I wouldn't say he is underrated... maybe under appreciated? I know some people will get on him and say he's not a 1st line winger and hate the fact that he often plays on G's left side. While he is not a true 1st line winger that is not his fault that by default he ends up getting that spot. That is more of an indication of a team need that the Flyers have not been able to address via FA (lack of cap space) or through the draft (needing to bolster D as a priority). The fact that Hakstol trus
Yeah, I'd say he's probably the most underrated. I think he does a lot of things very well. If he was a better finisher, I think he'd be a star. That's really the only knack on his game for me. He's great at possession play. He's solid defensively. He's fantastic on the forecheck. He just doesn't have that lethal shot or dynamic skill set to take him over the top.
That kind of makes him tough to measure though. He's playing as a top-line LW because he does so many things right, but t
I still remember getting into it with someone regarding Raffl. His counter point was Tye McGinn was a better player. No, really.....Tye McGinn. Tye McGinn who's had 6 goals and 6 assists in the last 4 seasons, combined.
Raffl may not a typical 1st line winger, and he may not even be 1st line talent. But his talent was noticeable from his rookie year. Decent size, good wheels, and a heavy shot.
Remember Mikael Renberg? Raffl is the present day version. He is the least talented of the 3 between G, Jake and himself, but helps the line dominate and gel because of his ability and willingness to go to the net.