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Flyers sign undrafted FA Luke Pither from Barrie (OHL)
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03-02-2010, 09:38 AM
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kitchener, ON
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I took the info from Brock as a good thing. He just needs to work on being alittle more...nasty/hardworking. Thats not that hard to teach, also since your a Flyers prospect now, your expected to be hardworking.
Im willing to give him a chance in the AHL first.
I don't disagree that there is potential there. I do have a concern about softness - the desire to fight along the boards and go into corners and come out with the puck isn't something that can be taught. It can be refined and techniques can be taught - but desire is almost impossible to teach.
The lack of attention to defense astounds me, actually. Guelph is the 2003 New Jersey Devils of the OHL. They score very few goals, but if they can get a goal or two on the board, they immediately switch to the trap. And they play it very well. Boring as ****, but effective.
I'm absolute willing to give Pither a shot. I don't expect much will come of it, from an NHL perspective, but it's well worth the chance.
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