Thread: Prospect Info: 2008-2009 Hartford Wolf Pack Thread
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01-27-2009, 10:06 AM
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Here are some vids of AA's future LW. For your viewing pleasure EG and the Battalion:

Battalion vs Rangers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ7Q-4acz_Y

Battalion vs Sting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2D41lk2gyw

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Nooiiiice. Those who doubt his ranking in the prospect pool really need to check these out - I didn't even look at the last link and I was left salivating. He is a first round talent NO QUESTION. (Thank you KHL for the transfer agreement nonsense.) He's huge, he's fast (skated around defensemen on two different highlights), he's a phenomenal passer (plays the point on the PP - check out the cross-ice, doorstep pass on one of the first goals) and has an absolutely wicked wrist shot (perhaps the most impressive highlight is the one where off a faceoff to the left of the goalie, he simply picks the puck out of the faceoff scrum, takes one step toward the center of the ice and rips one high blocker side). I honestly didn't see a weakness to his game.

And for those who are worried that he's just bigger and is getting by on size against kids, rather than genuine hockey talent, the most encouraging thing about each of these highlights is that not one of them is a bull-to-the-front-of-the-net type play. They are all highly skilled hockey plays (although he also shows an early awareness of how to use his body to shield players, which can only benefit at every level of the game).

Also, Dale and especially Kang are older players (apparently undrafted) that might be worth a flier with an AHL contract.

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