2012 NHL Entry Draft - All purpose draft thread
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06-03-2012, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by
Coach John McGuirk
I'd say the opposite, honestly. Speed is deadly in the NHL nowadays. I'd much rather have a speedy guy than one who relies on brute strength at the junior level, because
is less likely to transfer to the pro game.
We all also have to take into account the league going back to a more clutch and grab(more interference) style of play. I'd say they would need to look into good fore checkers with decent size to go with skill. Some of the picks on dump ins are atrocious.
Speed still has to be in the equation, but you have to sacrifice some for size, but not always depending on the players conditioning as a big player.
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