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03-28-2010, 08:02 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Orange County CA
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turns out to be a well-above average 3rd-liner, bringing lots of strength, steadiness and toughness, as well as perhaps
-pts or so per year to a valuable support role, playing 12-15 minutes-a-game.
He will close-off the critical "dot-to-board" area when the other team has the puck, but can force the puck thru & past some people using his brute strength, or even play a little "chip & chase" like Simmonds, though he lacks Simmond's speed.
Think of him as a slower, but considerably more powerful, version of Simmonds, with possibly nearly as much skill.
His quick jump up to a pt-per-game this season indicated he has more than marginal skill.
much more, time will tell.
But this was a sweet pick for us, in light of the standout skill guys we also have coming like,
Schenn, Loktionov, Hickey, Voinov and maybe even Kozun too.
Look for Kyle to make a bigtime bid for The Show this summer and fall,
although he's still most likely to make the jump at
, in the 2011-12 season
like Simmonds did last year.
Don't forget----Kyle doesn't turn 20 until next January!
Not too sure about that. Kings are going to be a much better team (hopefully anyways) than when Simmonds made the team. I'm all for it if he can make it, but I think the odds are against him.
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