Thread: Carl Hagelin
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03-12-2012, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Sting View Post
His hockey IQ, along with his speed, is his greatest asset. It could improve, but he's so far ahead in terms of mental preparation than the average rookie.

Don't confuse hockey IQ with skill and talent.

And he most certainly isn't a first line player, but this team has a serious problem at LW, and right now, he's the team's best LW.
Well I guess I should be clearer in how I define hockey IQ. I will admit he has a good knack to getting open. He is solid defensively. However, he has poor playmaking/decision ability with the puck(which I feel goes along with hockey IQ).

Bear in mind his Hockey IQ is not terrible, just not what we need for our first line. I totally agree that he is completely ahead of schedule when it comes to his development.

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