Thread: Prospect Info: Round I, Pick #28: Brady Skjei, D
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06-30-2012, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Zil View Post
51 points at his age is nice, but that doesn't mean he should be completely immune to criticism. I'm not saying he can't develop into a consistent player. I'm saying right now he has a tendency to disappear, not just points-wise, but his game as a whole. For somebody who has such great playmaking instincts, he'll go long stretches without doing anything noticeable in the way of creating chances. A lot of that has to do with the fact that he doesn't move well and really needs to work on his skating. Hence my comments.
Yes, I didn't disagree with your opinion about his skating. It definitely is holding back his potential. I suspect during exit interviews " skating" was written ten times in his weakness column. I think I read he is really working on it and his conditioning.

I think the playoffs he mirrored the rest of the team. The style of play left nothing in the tank. I thought he was fine for this stage of development.

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