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07-26-2012, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by IHaveNoCreativity View Post
Duclair's hockey sense is a question mark, but from January 2011 to April 2011 there was an improvement... He also improved in that regard this year... He's getting there right now it's average...

He also needs to get bigger.
There is no question mark on Duclair's hockey sense, this is from people who do not understand the creativity of Duclair's play. He's more of a European type of player, where he keeps the puck on his stick a little longer than average. I spoke to a couple scouts at the U-17 in Winnipeg and in Qc, they have no question on his hockey IQ. Patrick Roy has no question on his hockey IQ as well. He did set up his line-mates 35 times last season and had a differential of +38!

If you look at his monthly stats, you'll see he's been consistent every single month of last season, there was no issue prior to January. He even beat out Gregorenko for the Offensive Player of the first half of the season for the Remparts!!! I was at the ceremony when the Remparts gave him that honour!

Duclair's middle name is Consistency. What he improved is more the fact that he accepted the role Patrick gave him. At the very beginning of the season, he was struggling to accept the #2 position!

Concerning his weight, it did not bother Nugget-Hopkins who was drafter at 165lbs. According to his twitter and others who's reported on this board, he's over 180lbs right now, so he's taken care of this part.

With this said, Drouin is still a hell of a player, over Duclair??? It depends what your team needs.

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