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02-16-2012, 08:57 AM
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how is Jurco's overall game, defense, forecheck, backcheck etc? Kid has all the tools in the world, fast skating, super smooth hands, good shot, IQ... How far in the horizon is the NHL for him?
Haven't watched enough 2011-12 games because my work has taken over, whereas I used to be able to drive home regularly to see the games, but based on the past couple years
I don't find him particularly 'fast', but he has the weapons in his arsenal to make something happen. Decent passing on a team with ridiculous talent allows Saint John players to make otherwise dangerous plays. If Jurco is sat on one of his dekes in the NHL it'll not be well received.
He was in god mode in January but slowed/stuttered a bit. He is streaky, but not for lack of effort (see: Kovalchuk is streaky, but always trying. Rob Schremp is a terrible comparison). I think a 60pt 2nd line winger who might get some pp time if he pans out. Jurco will probably need some developing years in the AHL though.
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