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11-08-2011, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Sojourn View Post
I think "elite" is definitely the wrong word. When I think of an elite skater, I'm thinking of a Fowler or Doughty level skater. A player who has the mobility to do things beyond the norm.
It's not just the mobility that allows Fowler and Doughty to do things like that though, puck skills are a big part of it. Orpik doesn't rush the push much so we rarely get to see him using his skating like that. Doesn't really matter though, the point is that McIlrath has a way to go to be able to skate like Orpik.

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