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05-16-2011, 10:55 AM
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HatTrick Swayze
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I wouldn't be pissed about Bartschi but he is far down on my list.

Solid WHL performer, no doubt, but I just can't buy in yet. I like his motor and overall skill set (good vision/creativity, great hands, above average shot).

I am not sure how his game will translate, and think he is being a bit overhyped due to his numbers (and also because this is not the deepest year for WHL forwards). Frankly, I don't even think his numbers are that impressive (see Ennis, Tyler for impressive sub-6 ft WHL numbers) and he played on an absolutely stacked Portland team. Sure, he didn't see a ton of time with Nino/Johansen but the fact that they were drawing the other teams' top D and defensive forwards should count for something.


That said he is a skilled player and highly regarded so I will defer to Gordie if he is the choice. But personally I think we can do better.

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