Thread: Prospect Info: Round I, Pick #28: Brady Skjei, D
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06-22-2012, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by BrooklynRangersFan View Post
Well, I wanted a forward or a trade back, so I was a bit disappointed when I heard this kid's name. But, I've learned to trust Gordie and Gorton, so it made me wonder why I hadn't seen more of the knowledgeable posters pushing for him. And it appears that no one thought he'd be available this late - all the mocks had him going 15-25 or so.

I do like what I read about him - big and perhaps the best skater in the draft? Sign me up.

More importantly, does this make it that much easier to trade a defenseman for a forward that can help the big club...?
I had him slotted just outside of the first round. The thing about him is that the package is very enticing with the size and skating, but the other tools like positioning, offense and tenacity are a little underwhelming. That's not to say they're bad or missing, just that they don't jump out at you. He should improve in those areas, and he certainly has tons of character.

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