Thread: Player Discussion Charlie Coyle
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04-10-2012, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by SphinX View Post
I have high hopes that Coyle will develop into a 50-70 p guy.. I guess next year at Houston will show us some signs on what to expect.
I disagree.

Coyle's niche is a combination of size, strength, skating and hockey sense. That works great as a veteran playing the QMJHL.

Once he reaches the pro level, its a great combination, but I don't think his offensive skills are high enough to produce 70 points. I think alot of his game will not show up on the stats; a type of guy you appreciate as he cycles the puck, keeps the offense going and protects the puck, but not in goals or assists like Mikko Koivu (not saying he's a comparable but just the idea).

I project his upside as a regular 50pt 2nd line center who leads the team in forward PK time and takeways. Just my opinion.

I could very well be wrong. Please, prove me wrong Coyle!

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