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Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by vecens24 View Post
God, it seriously scares me that Allison got Selke recognition with his skating.
Setting aside the issue of whether the votes Allison received were deserved, there's nothing that says a poor skater can't be good defensively. You just make up for the deficiency with other strengths. It's an example of missing the forest for the trees. I understand that Luc Robitaille was drafted so low because the scouts didn't like his skating, meaning they couldn't see past that to everything else he brings to the game.

Don't get too hung up of one aspect of a player's game, since there's more to hockey than that.

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