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11-28-2005, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Ott = Snott
It's not like I've always been spot on regarding young players though, but Liles reminds me an awful lot of Martin Skoula during his first year. I'm not talking about their styles, even though both are primarely offensive defensemen, but their hype, value at the time and their shortcomings in general, are as equal as equal can be. Even I had high expectations of Skoula at the time, so I'm just being very cautious.
Let's not say things we can't take back.

Liles hockey sense, puck poise and defensive awareness blow Skoula out of the water. I'm hoping last year's playoffs were a case of the rookie yips, but other than that I have no complaints.

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