2003 Draft Revisited
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01-09-2009, 07:18 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Great job, QR! And to Thresher! Seems like a sound method.
The one part of the writeup I have a minor problem with, is the AKost writeup. I don't know if it's Andrei's puck skills, or his Euro-ness that lends to this bias, but people tend to see him as a one dimensional offensive player. The way I see things, his relatively long development path turned him into a very, very effective two way player. He consistently gets the puck out of the d-zone and keeps it moving forward, rarely making mistakes that lead to turnovers. Any line he joins gives up less shots against than without him, and gets trusted with tougher opposition and more d-zone faceoffs. The one aspect of his game that I think needs to improve is his patience in the O-zone, particularly on the PP. I don't think Andrei realizes yet how much time and space he can create for himself.
What a draft year 2003 was! Right below AKost, you have Carter, Jessiman and Brown. Tough times for the Rangers...
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