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02-20-2012, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by CantBeatMyPekka View Post
i dont agree with this, to a degree. wing most definitely requires great skating, especially to succeed in the role we'd imagine ellis to be in as a forward top 6 id be guessing.
The wing is by far the least demanding position in terms of skating and defense. That's a big part of why Radulov is a successful winger.

Defense is by far the most demanding of the three main positions (center, wing, defense) in terms of skating ability. You have to be a good lateral and reverse skater to be successful. You will not see a defenseman at this level that cannot skate backwards.

I'm not sure I want to try Ellis at the wing. We've played Klein there, I think we played Zidlicky there and we might have tried Koistinen there, and none of those worked out. I don't think Ellis would be all that much different.

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