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11-23-2011, 03:35 PM
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Sweech
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Originally Posted by jetkarma View Post
Thanks for sharing those 2 finds.

Scheifele has time to improve his skating if he concentrates on it and I have no doubt he will within the next 2 years. It baffles me that some evaluators/scouts don't recognize that a player can markedly better his skating , happens every year from 12 year olds to NHL'ers .

Jonathan Toews did it through Edge of Excellence here in Winnipeg for a couple of summers and he went from having his skating be just ok for an elite level young player to above average. No reason Scheifele won't do something similar , albeit at an a slightly older age.
Yeah, he knows skating is the thing he needs to work on. Hell, pretty much everyone knows it. He actually said that was one of the things he was really working on over the summer.

I'm just happy his main skill is hockey IQ (probably the hardest thing to teach and pick up later on) and his weakest is skating (which is probably the easiest to learn).

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