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12-27-2011, 08:10 PM
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From what I've seen comparing JT-Strome at the WJCs (roughly same age), Strome is a better skater (again that this juncture, comparing both at WJC point of time); his stride is also better, which suggests that he can improve his skating with less limitations than JT.
That said, and this remains to be seen, does Strome have the desire, commitment, motivation etc. to improve himself to the level of a John Tavares? JT wants to be the best in the world, he exudes that kind of mentality in his play, body language, demeanor, and training. Perhaps JT's habits will influence Strome (a good thing), however, that intrinsic motivation to better his game will come from Strome, and Strome only.
(although that could change if NYI force feeds minutes to Strome next year) I am more concerned with Nino's development, NYI is doing this kid an injustice keeping him here.
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