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04-10-2012, 02:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Sindiggy View Post
Is Hertl slow? Didn't notice any kind of speed issues during World Juniors (ala MacLean)
I keep reading that he is average to below average, but has good possession skills.

Tomas Hertl, C, 2012 eligible: Hertl has had a pretty impressive season in the Czech Republic's top men's league, with 15 points in 23 games as an 18-year-old. Hertl is good with the puck and exhibits plus hockey sense in regards to his playmaking. He can make plays in open ice and is decent using his body to make plays off the cycle. The major issue with Hertl is skating, and it keeps him from being a true high-end weapon.
I watched a few videos of him and he has this awkward baby deer-esque wide stance. I don't know if he has simply never received instruction, but it's not conducive to speed. I'd take him over Aberg, though, who is supposedly soft.

I mean, here's a video of Aberg getting hit by none other than Freddy Meyer

Anyone know who was responsible for drafting Hanzal? I'd say that worked out well.

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