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I give my thoughts on the selection of the Boston College winger, and other food for thought. Enjoy and discuss.
I know this could be in the prospect thread but this is focused mostly on one player.
Really nice article. Agree with all of that and you provided the facts to back up your theory. I usually am against labeling a kid a bust before turning pro...but the old lack of speed thing is a killer in today's NHL. I would guess around 80% of the kids who are drafted with the dreaded "lack of speed" label turn out to be busts.
I frown on my Flyers drafting anyone who cant skate ...especially in the first round!! I can site 3 recent Flyer picks who were drafted with sub par whee
5 points in the last 5 games, seems to be shooting the puck a little more. It is probably too early to sound any alarms. He is on a good team and will be well seasoned. Let's not read too much into the slow start he had.
Without the wheels it will be hard to adjust to the AHL, and a lot harder to adjust to the NHL. And even if one manages to make it, the lack of speed makes one's career a shorter one, as with age one starts getting even slower. From what we know Boldy is a miss. He's not a centre and he's not fast. Not what the Wild needs, and not a player with the one must have skill every NHL player needs nowadays. Teemu Pulkkinen is third in KHL scoring this season. A prime example of a player who can't get a