Thread: Line Combos: 'the future'
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06-24-2012, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by WhiskeySeven View Post
To predict that Collberg, with 0 points in 40-something games, is going to be a 2nd line winger for an NHL team is asinine and certainly something that I'd mock if a poster of a rival's board had said it.
We usually agree, but I very strongly disagree with this statement.

Collberg is going to be a top 6 forward in the NHL, no doubt in my mind. Firstly, his skillset is that of a purely offensive player, and he was a highly regarded prospect due to his ability to be a scoring line player. He has top notch speed and quickness, as well as a top tier release on his wrister that is absolutely deadly not to mention is tenacity and puck skills.

His stats last year should be completely ignored. He was a 17 year old playing a few minutes a night on a 4th line in the SEL. At the WJC, playing against guys mostly a year or two older, he looked like a star.

The reason he slipped was due to the fact teams were looking for wingers with size (EDM at 32, PHX at 27, WAS at 16, etc), centers, and defenseman.

Collberg is a stud. Get excited, it's absolutely a miracle he feel to 33.

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