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04-27-2012, 07:13 PM
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Mischief Managed
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I've watched a great deal of Oleksiak this year, with the World Juniors, regular season, and now the playoffs (including tonights game). I think my favorite comparable for him is Myers, and not Chara. Just like Myers, Oleksiak has surprising speed and he likes to carry the puck. In Niagra he's not really given the offensive opportunity with Hamilton getting all the PP time. However, because of how raw his skills are, I think he has quite a lot of potential. Just as Prophet of Glennie mentionned, I think you could expect 30 points out of him, with the possibility of reaching the points of Chara. Also, he does hit and he can have quite a mean streak, but just like Cowen in Ottawa, there are a few times where he could crush someone, but instead he holds back, stays in position, and uses a poke check instead.

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