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Latendresse traded to Wild for Benoit Pouliot, Part 3
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11-27-2009, 11:11 AM
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In the new NHL, skating has a lot to do with drafting. Latendresse has been a poor skater forever (he's average now) where-as Pouliot is a good skater.
You also have to look at the fact that, for the most part, the Q is the most offensive league of the 3 CHL leagues, but for the most part, the least physical as well. The OHL is like a mix of the WHL and the Q.
Pouliot, while smaller, also put up quite a few more PIMs, which would suggest he's the grittier (or lazier) of the two players.
I think a lot of people also expected Pouliot to fill out a lot more than he did. He was drafted at 6'3, 195 LBS. He's currently listed at 199 LBS.
I guess that is one way of looking at it.. I agree with what Gainey said. It's a high risk, high reward trade... Let's hope it turns out...
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