Thread: Ben Maxwell
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09-24-2008, 08:47 AM
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Maxwell plays more of a cerebral game. His defensive game is top notch. He is a better passer than Tomas but Tomas may be the better shooter. He maybe doesnt have quite the acceleration but he doesnt need it as his top end speed is great and he plays a thinking game. His hockey sense is top notch. His size is almost the same as Kevin Lowe, CChelios were in their prime. Ive stood beside all of them. Its interesting that the observers at the game were saying that he was a shoot first sort of player. In Junior he was a pass pass fall back sort of player. The skill and smarts are there. Think Andrew Cassals plus 20 pounds plus speed with a shot. I would like to see him play with some firewagon all out offensive players with skill eg Maxpac, Kost bros, Kovy, Tanguay etc. A line of Kovy, Tanguay and BMax would be nice to watch and he could be the defensive conscience. He does the little things very well. If he plays with a gunner he would pile up the points. Ive also seen him rush the puck and fire it full flight. On one occasion he reminded me of Guy lol. If he can develop an idea of his role on offense and plays hard he is a keeper but he has always appeared to be less than assertive offensively. That could be because the Habs thinkers wanted him to develop his D game.

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