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04-21-2011, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Lahey and Randy View Post
I have heard Strome is a great skater (Gagner lacks a top gear), is 6'1 which is much taller, and he has an NHL one-timer that is almost Stamkos-esque and could do a lot of damage on the PP. Strome's team is good this year and put up 106 points but Gagner played with Kane & Kostitsyn.
Originally Posted by CPhoenixM View Post
It's certainly possible, maybe they are both very smart but Strome possesses better tools with which to execute. The second part is also very possible, but we only have what we've seen to compare with, right? I try to be impartial and I try to take into account all the factors (better competition, who they play with, etc.) I'm not perfect nor am I a professional.
I'm not doubting Strome's attributes at all; from what I've seen, he seems like a top flight talent, no doubt.

I just don't like the usage of the term "smarter" in an on ice context because I believe it's just too arbitrary/intangible.

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