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07-23-2012, 02:49 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pominville Minnesota
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I still don't understand the Coyle love. So he beat up on some kids, so did Phillips, but Zack did it with skill, not size. Remember, while Coyle can push around and dominate a bunch of 16-18 year olds, that's not going to happen at the nhl level because he's not that big. Every single positive thing you could say about Coyle is long range potential instead of actual attributes. It's all what he might maybe develop later down the line. I stand by my earlier comment, Coyle will be this team's Gilles. We'll look back in a few years and wonder how we could have been so convinced he'd put it together while being thankful he's gone.
Last time i checked Gillies was predicted to be a grinder from the day he was drafted. Also Coyle almost put up more goals (17) in 23 playoff games then Gillies did (23) in his best full season in the WHL.
Also considering Coyle's track record among his peers at the WJC where he has done nothing but impress makes it pretty clear that while he has "Long Term" potential. There is plenty of attributes and skill in him right now and he is maybe our second most NHL ready prospect we have behind Granlund.
Furthermore Coyle is just as skilled(if not more skilled) as Phillips AND he has the size. Why do you think NHL scouts have salivated over him??
Heck the kid could make the team this year and make you eat your words.
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