C Radek Faksa (2012, 13th overall, Dallas)
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09-10-2011, 04:52 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The GTA
When I was gathering information about for my Import Draft Review (
), everyone I talked to seemed to have a pretty positive review of him.
A European scout I talked to had this to say ""Excellent pick by Kitchener, Faksa is very good NHL prospect, right now I see him as late first or second round prospect. Versatile, two-way forward who can play successfully both, as center or at the wing. Smart and instinctive with puck. Good puck skills and very good hockey sense and vision. Can handle the puck in speed and solid hands. Makes creative sets-up around the net and good finishing touch. Competitive, good heart and character. Needs to add strength and improve balance but still able to overpower and compete against stronger players along the boards. Wins battles down low and not afraid to take huge checks to make a play. Strong in puck pursuit on forecheck and on backcheck. Drives the net and finishes checks hard. Solid speed and acceleration, needs to improve agility."
He's gotten off to a pretty solid start in the preseason and looks to be one of the better Euro's in the league this year.
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